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Emblem

is a picture with a hidden meaning; the meaning is “cast into” or “inserted in” the visible device. Thus, a balance is an emblem of justice, white of purity, a sceptre of sovereignty. (Greek, en-ballo, which gives the Greek emblēma.) (See Apostles, Patron Saints.)

Some of the most common and simple emblems of the Christian Church are—

A chalice. The eucharist.

The circle inscribed in an equilateral triangle. To denote the co-equality and co-eternity of the Trinity.

A cross. The Christian’s life and conflict; the death of Christ for man’s redemption.

A crown. The reward of the perseverance of the saints.

A dove. The Holy Ghost.

A hand from the clouds. To denote God the Father.

A lamb, fish, pelican, etc., etc. The Lord Jesus Christ.

A phœnix. The resurrection.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Elvino
Elvira (Donna)
Elvish or Elfish
Elysium
Elzevir
Em
Embargo
Embarras de Richesse
Ember Days
Ember Weeks
Emblem
Emblems of the Jewish Temple
Embryo
Emelye
Emerald Isle
Emeralds
Emergency
Emergency Man (An)
Emeute (French)
Emile
Emilia (in Shakespeare’s Othello)

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