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taj

[tahzh, tahj] /tɑʒ, tɑdʒ/
noun
1.
a high, conical cap worn in Muslim countries.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Arabic tāj < Persian: ‘crown, cap’
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taj

/tɑːdʒ/
noun
1.
a tall conical cap worn as a mark of distinction by Muslims
Word Origin
via Arabic from Persian: crown, crest
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Encyclopedia Article for taj

brimless hat, usually conical or curved on top, worn by men and women in Muslim countries. The taj (from the Persian and Arabic words for crown) developed out of the ancient tiaras (see tiara) worn in the Mesopotamian valley. A hat of notability and prestige, the taj is often made of rich fabrics, brocaded, and bejeweled. Most, however, are made of felt or leather.

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