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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 10/16/2012
Latinized form of Greek διαδούμενος (diadoumenos) or (diadumenos), which apparently means "diadem-bearer" but is more likely to mean "diadem of strength". The word is derived from Greek διάδημα (diadema) "diadem, crown, ornamental headband" combined with Greek μενος (menos) "power, strength, spirit". The name Diadumenus was borne by several Romans, most notably the father of Roman Empress Nonia Celsa (3rd century AD). Most other instances of (not well-known) bearers were found on grave inscriptions: these include Lucius Ca(l)tilius Diadumenus (2nd century AD) and Tiberius Octavius Diadumenus (century unknown).