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noun Archaic.
  1. a garland or wreath for the head.
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Origin of anadem

1595–1605; < Latin anadēm(a) headband < Greek, derivative of anadeîn to bind up (ana- ana- + dē- verbid stem of deîn to bind) + -ma noun suffix
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  • The latter now quietly fastened the anadem she had taken from her head in her sister's hair, and drew her veil over her face.

    A Christian But a Roman

    Mr Jkai

  • Anadem, an′a-dem, n. a band or fillet bound round the head: a wreath or chaplet of flowers.

  • And threw The wreath upon him like an anadem Which frozen tears instead of pearls begem.



British Dictionary definitions for anadem


  1. poetic a garland for the head
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin anadēma wreath, from Greek anadēma, from anadein to wreathe, from ana- + dein to bind
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