Diadem Legal Meaning
Why, then, should he tear this tiara from your gray temples that the hand of time must briefly plant on his own. John Denham, Sophy. There are seven biblical references to the diadem, four in the Old Testament and three in the New Testament. Hebrew words do not mark clear distinctions. Faction that once made tiaras their prey, and arrested our prince in his triumphant way, fled like a fog of that bright day. Wentworth Dillon (4) diadema, the Greek Word in the New Testament for “diadem,” means “something tied around the head.” Found 3 t, all in Revelation 12:3: Etymology: [F. diadmus, L. diadema, fr. Gr., fr.
bind round; dia` through, through + to bind; cf. Skr. d to bind.] A tiara is a type of crown, especially a decorative headband worn by monarchs and others as a royal insignia. The word is derived from the Greek διάδημα diádēma, “ribbon” or “net”, from διαδέω diadéō, “I bind round” or “I fix”. The term originally referred to the embroidered white silk ribbon, which ended with a knot and two fringed stripes, often draped over the shoulders and surrounding the king`s head to indicate his authority. Such ribbons were also used to crown victorious athletes in important sports games in ancient times. It was then applied to a metal crown, usually in a circular or “net” shape. For example, the crown worn by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands was a tiara, like that of a baron later (surpassed by three globes in some countries).
It was believed that the ancient Celts used a thin semi-oval gold plate called Spirit (Old Irish) as a tiara. Some of the earliest examples of these types of crowns are found in ancient Egypt, from the simple type of fabric to the more sophisticated type of metal, and in the Aegean world. A tiara is also an ornament dotted with jewelry in the form of a half-crown worn by women and placed on the forehead (also called a diadem in this sense). In some societies, it may be a crown worn around the head. The ancient Persians wore a high and straight royal tiara surrounded by a tiara. Hera, queen of the Greek gods, wore a golden crown called a diadem. The priest-king of the Indus Valley civilization probably wore the oldest specimen of a tiara around 3000 BC. In a broader sense, the “tiara” can usually be used for an emblem of royal power or dignity. The head insignia worn by Roman emperors since the time of Diocletian are described in the original sources as a diadem. It is this object that General Foederatus Odoacre returned to Emperor Zeno (the emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire) after his expulsion from the usurper Romulus Augustus from Rome in 476 AD.
Britannica English: Translation of the diadem for Arabic speakers the diadem of a king (Ezekiel 21:26; Isaiah 28:5; 62:3 ); the turban (Job 29:14). The New Testament carefully distinguishes between the diadem as a badge of kingship (Revelation 12:3; 13:1; 19:12) and the crown as a distinctive feature of privacy. It is not known what the old Jewish “diadem” was. This was the hallmark of Eastern leaders. (See CROWN.) Dī′a-dem, n. a ribbon or net worn around the head as a badge of the royal family: a crown: royalty. –adj. Dī′ademed, wore a tiara. – Diadem spider, the ordinary garden spider – of its marks. [O. P.
diademe – L. diadema – Gr. diadēma – dia, round and deein, to bind.] “My righteousness was like a robe and a tiara” (RVm, “turban”); Isaiah 62:3: “A royal tiara in the hand of your God.” Praise the sacred tiara in pieces, and a fermented purple dress with many wounds. Queen of the fairies. A crown, Golden extra, is only a crown of thorns; Brings dangers, problems, worries and sleepless nights to the one who wears the royal tiara. John Milton, para. Lost. Middle English diademe “crown of the monarch, headdress in the shape of a crown”, borrowed from anglo-French, borrowed from the Latin diadÄma “ornamental headband, crown”, borrowed from the Greek diadÄmat-, diã¡dÄma “headband, band wrapped around the headdress by persian monarchs”, from diadÄ-, variant of diadã Å, diadeã©®n “tie on both sides, bandage” (from dia- dia- + dÃ Å, deã©®n “tie, tie”) + -mat-, -ma, resulting noun suffix; The Greek dÃ Å, deÃ®n probably goes to a form of zero degree (*dh1-iÌ ̄Ã©©-?) of the Indo-European verb base *deh1- “to bind, to bind”, hence the Sanskrit ÄÌ-dhyati “(s/he) lie”, Hittite tiya “to bind!”; from a complete note *deh1- Greek Ã dÄsa “(I) bound”, Sanskrit dÄman-, dÄÌma©”rope, manila” “a great red dragon. and on his heads seven tiaras” (the king james version “Crowns”); Revelation 13:1: “An animal.
and on its horns ten tiaras”; 19:11-12: “A white horse. and there are many tiaras on his head. See CROWN. These sample sentences are automatically selected from various online information sources to reflect the current use of the word “tiara”. The opinions expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors.