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Etymology of emblem

Posted by Johannes on 23 July 2009

Origin of emblem

derives from the latin emblema (inlaid ornamental work), which is a transliteration of the Greek emblema (embossed ornament, insertion; έμβλημα) from the verb emballo (to insert, lit.: to throw in, from em-: in + ballo/vallo: to throw, to put in; εμβάλλω).


From the same root:

emblemize, ballistic, ballet


In modern Greek (Romeika)

a) emblema / emvlema: emblem [έμβλημα]

b) ballo / vallo: put, attack [βάλλω]

c) ballisticos/vallisticos: ballistic [βαλλιστικός]

Η λέξη emblem προέρχεται από το ελληνικό έμβλημα.

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