Etymology:[ 'em-bl&m ] (noun.) 15th century. Old French embleme Latin emblema (“raised ornaments on vessels, tessellated work, mosaic”) Ancient Greek ἔμβλημα (emblema, “an insertion”) ἔμβάλλειν (emballein, “to put in, to lay on”).
Synonyms:adumbration, arms, attribute, badge, banner, betoken, brand, character, coat of arms, colophon, colors, design, device, figure, flag, hallmark, identification, image, impress, insignia
Tenses:emblems, embleming, emblemed
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