Etymology
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emblem (n.)

1580s, "relief, raised ornament on vessels, etc.," from Latin emblema "inlaid ornamental work," from Greek emblema (genitive emblematos) "an insertion," from emballein "to insert," literally "to throw in," from assimilated form of en "in" (see en- (2)) + ballein "to throw" (from PIE root *gwele- "to throw, reach"). Meaning "allegorical drawing or picture" is from 1730, via sense development in French emblème "symbol" (16c.).

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Definitions of emblem

emblem (n.)
special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.;
emblem (n.)
a visible symbol representing an abstract idea;
Synonyms: allegory
From wordnet.princeton.edu