Such ambiguity, constitutive of amphibolia
, is not merely a coincidence or a linguistic error; instead, it is the outcome of East Central Europe's long absence as the speaking agent in the discourse of humanities.
Furthermore, it is interesting to observe that one of the first uses of the word amphibolia
, in Herodotus, for example, was in a strategic sense and meant "to be attacked from both sides," to be caught in the crossfire.
Uguccione, Derivationes, 11, 130-31, B 82, cites amphibolia
(amphi plus bole) as 'ambiguitas sententie'.