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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.

Did you know?
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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