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diadem

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noun di·a·dem \ˈdī-ə-ˌdem, -dəm\

Simple Definition of diadem

  • : a crown that is worn especially by a king or queen as a symbol of royalty

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of diadem

  1. 1 a :  crown 2; specifically :  a royal headband b :  crown 6a(1)

  2. 2 :  something that adorns like a crown

Examples of diadem in a sentence

  1. <Miss America's diadem was auctioned off for charity.>



Origin and Etymology of diadem

Middle English diademe, from Anglo-French, from Latin diadema, from Greek diadēma, from diadein to bind around, from dia- + dein to bind; akin to Sanskrit dāman rope


First Known Use: 13th century



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