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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diadem  \Di"a*dem\,  v.  t. 
  To  adorn  with  a  diadem;  to  crown. 
 
  Not  so  when  diadem'd  with  rays  divine.  --Pope. 
 
  To  terminate  the  evil,  To  diadem  the  right  --R.  H. 
  Neale. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diadem  \Di"a*dem\,  n.  [F.  diad[`e]me,  L.  diadema,  fr  Gr  ?,  fr 
  ?  to  bind  round;  dia`  through  across  +  ?  to  bind;  cf  Skr. 
  d[=a]  to  bind.] 
  1.  Originally,  an  ornamental  head  band  or  fillet,  worn  by 
  Eastern  monarchs  as  a  badge  of  royalty;  hence  (later), 
  also  a  crown,  in  general.  ``The  regal  diadem.''  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Regal  power;  sovereignty;  empire;  --  considered  as 
  symbolized  by  the  crown. 
 
  3.  (Her.)  An  arch  rising  from  the  rim  of  a  crown  (rarely  also 
  of  a  coronet),  and  uniting  with  others  over  its  center. 
 
  {Diadem  lemur}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Indri}. 
 
  {Diadem  spider}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  garden  spider. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diadem 
  n  :  an  ornamental  headdress  signifying  sovereignty  [syn:  {crown}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Diadem 
  the  tiara  of  a  king  (Ezek.  21:26;  Isa.  28:5;  62:3);  the  turban 
  (Job  29:14).  In  the  New  Testament  a  careful  distinction  is  drawn 
  between  the  diadem  as  a  badge  of  royalty  (Rev.  12:3;  13:1; 
  19:12)  and  the  crown  as  a  mark  of  distinction  in  private  life. 
  It  is  not  known  what  the  ancient  Jewish  diadem"  was  It  was  the 
  mark  of  Oriental  sovereigns.  (See  {CROWN}.) 
 




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