tiara[tē er′ə, -ar′-, -är′-]
- a headdress of the ancient Persians
- the pope's high, domed crown consisting of three coronets and an orb and cross
- a woman's crownlike headdress of jewels or flowers; coronet
Origin of tiaraClassical Latin ; from Gr: probably of Asian origin, originally
- An ornamental, often jeweled, crownlike semicircle worn on the head by women on formal occasions.
- The triple crown historically worn by the pope, especially at his coronation ceremony, and still used heraldically as a symbol of the papacy.
Origin of tiaraLatin tiāra, tall conical headress of the ancient Persians, from Greek tiārā.
c. 1820 tiara by Jacques-Evrard and Christophe-Frédéric Bapst, made for the Duchess of Angoulême, daughter of Louis XVI of France