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di·a·dem / ˈdīəˌdem/ • n. a jeweled crown or headband worn as a symbol of sovereignty. ∎  (the diadem) archaic the authority or dignity symbolized by a diadem: the princely diadem. DERIVATIVES: di·a·demed adj.

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diadem, in ancient times, the fillet of silk, wool, or linen tied about the head of a king, queen, or priest as a distinguishing mark. Later, it was a band of gold, which gave rise to the crown. In heraldry, the diadem is one of the arched bars that support the crown.

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diadem a jewelled crown or headband worn as a symbol of sovereignty. Recorded from Middle English, the word comes via Old French and Latin from Greek diadēma ‘the regal headband of the Persian kings’, from diadein ‘bind round’.

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diadem XIII. — (O)F. diadème — L. diadēma — Gr. diādēma, f. diadeîn bind round. f. DIA- + deîn bind.

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diademahem, Belém, Clem, condemn, contemn, crème de la crème, em, gem, hem, Jem, LibDem, phlegm, pro tem, rem, Shem, stem, them •carpe diem, per diem •proem • idem • modem • diadem •mayhem • Bethlehem • ad hominem •ad valorem • brainstem •apophthegm (US apothegm)

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