from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Archaic A wreath or garland for the head.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A headband, especially a garland of flowers.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A garland or fillet; a chaplet or wreath.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A band, fillet, garland, or wreath worn on the head: as, “wreaths and anadems,” Tennyson, Palace of Art. Also spelled anademe: as, “garlands, anademes, and wreaths,”
Latin anadēma, from Greek, from anadein, to bind up : ana-, ana- + dein, to bind.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin anadema, from Ancient Greek αναδεμα ("head-band"). (Wiktionary)
Idris was as the star, set in single splendour in the dim anadem of balmy evening; ready to enlighten and delight the subject world, shielded herself from every taint by her unimagined distance from all that was not like herself akin to heaven.