1238. diadéma
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diadéma: a diadem, a crown
Original Word: διάδημα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: diadéma
Phonetic Spelling: (dee-ad'-ay-mah)
Short Definition: a head-wreath, crown
Definition: a head-wreath, crown, diadem.

HELPS word-Studies

1238 diádēma – properly, a royal crown: "a narrow filet encircling the brow," a "kingly ornament for the head" (R. Trench, 78).

1238 /diádēma ("a royal crown") is used three times in the NT – referring to: a) the pagan empires of ancient history which opposed God (Rev 12:3); b) the end-times coalition led by Antichrist (Rev 13:1); and c) the infinite majesty (kingship) of Christ (Rev 19:12).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from diadeó (to bind around)
a diadem, a crown
NASB Translation
diadems (3).

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.]


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

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