- a garland or wreath for the head.
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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Examples from the Web for anadem
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
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.Adonais
- poetic a garland for the head
C17: from Latin anadēma wreath, from Greek anadēma, from anadein to wreathe, from ana- + dein to bind
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