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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
meant, originally, a fillet wound round the head. The diadem of Bacchus was a broad band, which might be unfolded so as to make a veil. Hieronymus, king of Syracuse (B.C. 216–215), wore a diadem. Constantine the Great (306–337) was the first of the Roman emperors who wore a diadem. After his time it was set with rows of pearls and precious stones. (Greek, dia-deo, to bind entirely.)   1

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