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 Syl’vius Bo’nus.Symbols of Saints. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Symbol
 
originally meant the correponding part of a tally, ticket, or coin cut in twain. The person who presented the piece which fitted showed a “symbol” of his right to what he claimed. (Greek, sun ballo, to put or cast together.)   1
 


 Syl’vius Bo’nus.Symbols of Saints. 

 
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