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pertaining to the religious congregations under the protection of Saint .
pertaining to the ancient liturgy of the church of Milan.

(lowercase) .
exceptionally pleasing to taste or smell; especially delicious or fragrant.
worthy of the gods; divine.
Historical Examples

The “Ambrosian Chant” was the antiphonal plain-song arranged and systematized to statelier effect in choral symphony.
The Story of the Hymns and Tunes Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth

On reaching Milan, the travellers visited the Ambrosian library.
The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851 Various

He introduced the Ambrosian Chant, a mode of singing more monotonous than the Gregorian, which superseded it.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various

We wished to go to the Ambrosian Library, and we did that also.
The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

Ferrari, as we know, was very successful in the next generation in finding rare books in Spain for Borromeo’s Ambrosian library.
The Great Book-Collectors Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton

For them he painted the magnificent frescoes now in the Ambrosian Library.
Bernardino Luini James Mason

The churches were shut when I arrived; so I got up early next morning and went off to the Ambrosian.
Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3) John Henry Newman

And some documents in the Ambrosian library give colour to this conjecture.
A Treatise on Painting Leonardo Da Vinci

The Ambrosian hymns remained the type of all the hymnic poetry of succeeding centuries.
A Mere Accident George Moore

When at Milan, I was taken, as a matter of course, to visit the Ambrosian library.
The Romance of Biography (Vol 1 of 2) Anna Jameson


1590s, “immortal, divine,” from Latin ambrosius, from Greek ambrosios (see ambrosia).


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