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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’.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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