Diadem meaning

dīə-dĕm, -dəm
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A crown worn as a sign of royalty.
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Royal power or dignity.
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To adorn with or as if with a diadem.
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A crown.
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An ornamental cloth headband worn as a crown.
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Royal power, authority, or dignity.
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To put a diadem on; crown.
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An ornamental headband worn as a badge of royalty.
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Regal power; sovereignty; empire—considered as symbolized by the crown.
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(heraldry) An arch rising from the rim of a crown (rarely also of a coronet), and uniting with others over its centre.
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To adorn with a diadem; to crown.
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Origin of diadem

  • Middle English diademe from Old French from Latin diadēma from Greek band from diadein to bind around dia- dia- dein dē- to bind

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French diademe, from Latin diadēma, from Ancient Greek διάδημα (diadema, “band, especially worn around a tiara”), from διαδέω (diadeo, “bind around”).

    From Wiktionary