the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary Greek Lexicon
Strong's #1238 - διάδημα
- a diadem
- a blue band marked with white which Persian kings used to bind on the turban or tiara
- the kingly ornament for the head, the crown
διάδημα, ατος, τό,
I band or fillet: esp. band round the τιάρα worn by the Persian king, X. Cyr. 8.3.13, Plu. 2.488d; by Alexander, Arr. An. 7.22.2; by his successors, OGI 248.17(Pergam., Antiochus IV), Hdn. 1.3.3; by kings generally, Plu. 2.753d, D.S. 20.54; δ. τῆς Ἀσίας LXX 1 Maccabees 13:32.
II Ὀσίριδος δ., = ἅλιμος, Ps. Dsc. 1.91.
διάδημα, διαδήματος, τό (διαδέω, to bind round), a diadem, i. e. the blue band marked with white with which Persian kings used to bind on the turban or tiara; the kingly ornament for the head: Revelation 12:3; Revelation 13:1; Revelation 19:12. (Xenophon, Cyril 8, 3, 13; Esther 1:11; Esther 2:17 for כֶּתֶר; 1 Macc. 1:9.) [SYNONYMS: διάδημα στέφανος: στέφανος, like the Latincorona, is a crown in the sense of a chaplet, wreath, or garland — the badge of victory in the games, of civic worth, of military valor, of nuptial joy, of festal gladness ; διάδημα is a crown as the badge of royalty, βασιλείας γνώρισμα (Lucian, Pisc. 35). Cf. Trench, § xxiii.; Lightfoot on Philippians 4:1; Dict. of Christ. Antiq. under the word Coronation, p. 464f; B. D. American edition under the word
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διάδημα , -τος , τό
(< διαδέω , to bind round),
[in LXX for H3804 (as Ezra 1:11), etc.;]
the band round the τιάρα of a Persian king; a diadem, the badge of royalty: Revelation 12:3; Revelation 13:1; Revelation 19:12.†
SYN.: στέφανος G4735, the badge of " victory, of valour, of nuptial joy, of festal gladness " (but v. M, Th., i, 219; cf. DB, i, 530, 604).
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