Word Summary
diadēma: a diadem, a crown
Original Word: διάδημα
Transliteration: diadēma
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-ad'-ay-mah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Short Definition: a diadem, a crown
Meaning: a diadem, a crown
Strong's Concordance

From a compound of dia and deo; a "diadem" (as bound about the head) -- crown. Compare stephanos.

see GREEK dia

see GREEK deo

see GREEK stephanos

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1238: διάδημα

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 ; but cf. στέφανος, a.]