15th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English emblayment, from Anglo-French emblaement, from emblaer to sow with grain, from en- + bleé grain, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English blæd fruit, growth, leaf — more at blade
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“Emblements.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emblements. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.
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Anglo-French, from Middle French emblaement act of sowing grain, from emblaer to sow with grain, from en-, causative prefix + Old French blet, ble grain
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