verb (used with object)
- diadem spider,
Origin of diadem
Examples from the Web for diadem
It is a diadem fit for a King among kings, an Emperor among emperors.
I do this every day, and yet the joy of waiting and at last touching again the diadem, only seems to increase as the days pass.
Such was the wretched Ahab—wretched though favored with a diadem and a sceptre.Elijah the Tishbite|C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
Leo determined to extirpate the tyranny of the Vandals, and solemnly invested Anthemius with the diadem and purple of the West .The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.|Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Proclus calls her "the unsullied shell which contains the pearl of price," "the church's diadem," "the expression of orthodoxy."
He has many jewels in his crown of glory, but she is his gem-jewel, his diadem.Social Life|Maud C. Cooke
It was then seen that an inscription was engraved upon the diadem, but in such strange characters that no one could read it.Legends & Romances of Brittany|Lewis Spence
Word Origin for diadem
late 13c., from Old French diademe and directly from Latin diadema "cloth band worn around the head as a sign of royalty," from Greek diadema, from diadein "to bind across," from dia- "across" (see dia-) + dein "to bind," related to desmos "band," from PIE *de- "to bind." Used of the headband worn by Persian kings and adopted by Alexander the Great and his successors.