Tiara's

tiara

[tee-ar-uh, -ahr-uh, -air-uh]
noun
1.
a jeweled, ornamental coronet worn by women.
2.
Roman Catholic Church. a head-piece consisting of three coronets on top of which is an orb and a cross, worn by the pope, or carried before him during certain nonliturgical functions.
3.
the position, authority, and dignity of the pope.
4.
a high headdress, or turban, worn by the ancient Persians and others.

Origin:
1545–55; < Latin: headdress < Greek tiā́ra kind of turban

tiaraed, adjective
tiaralike, adjective
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tiara (tɪˈɑːrə)
 
n
1.  a woman's semicircular jewelled headdress for formal occasions
2.  a high headdress worn by Persian kings in ancient times
3.  RC Church
 a.  a headdress worn by the pope, consisting of a beehive-shaped diadem surrounded by three coronets
 b.  the office or rank of pope
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek, of Oriental origin]
 
ti'araed
 
adj

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tiara
1555, "headdress of the Persian kings" (also worn by men of rank), from L. tiara, from Gk. tiara, of unknown origin. Earlier in Anglicized form tiar (1513).
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