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diadem • \DYE-uh-dem\ • noun
*1 : crown; specifically : a royal headband
2 : something that adorns like a crown

Example sentence:
The queens of ancient Greece preferred simple elegance, opting for a single diadem of gold or even leaves rather than more ornate crowns.

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The ancient rulers of Persia wore headbands of linen, silk, or wool tied at the back as a mark of royalty. Alexander the Great and other Greek rulers took a fancy to the headgear and adopted it as a symbol of their royal authority, naming the narrow band "diadēma," which comes from the Greek "dia-," meaning "through, across," and "dein," meaning "to bind." Over time, diadems became more elaborate, shifting from cloth to precious metals, adding gems and ornaments, and finally expanding from a mere headband into the flashier crowns of medieval times.
 




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