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crown (n.)

early 12c., coroune, croune, "royal crown, ornament for the head as a symbol of sovereignty," from Anglo-French coroune, Old French corone (13c., Modern French couronne) and directly from Latin corona "crown," originally "wreath, garland," related to Greek korōnē "anything curved, a kind of crown."

According to Watkins this is from a suffixed form of PIE root *sker- (2) "to turn, bend." But Beekes considers the "crown" sense as derived from the formally identical Greek word korōnē "crow" (see raven), which, he says, was used metaphorically "of all kinds of curved or hook-formed objects." "Moreover," he writes, "the metaphorical use of [korōnē] 'crow' is nothing remarkable given the use of its cognates ...; the metaphors may have originated from the shape of the beak or the claws of the bird." Compare Latin corax "crow," also "a hooked engine of war," French corbeau "raven," also "cantilever;" English crowbar, etc.

 

Old English used corona, directly from Latin. Figuratively, "regal power," from c. 1200. From late 14c. as "a crowning honor or distinction." From c. 1300 as "top part of the skull or head;" from 1670s as "top of a hat." From 1804 as "part of a tooth which appears above the gum."

Extended late 14c. to "coin bearing the imprint of a crown or a crowned head," especially the British silver 5-shilling piece. Also the name of monetary units in Iceland, Sweden (krona), Norway, Denmark (krone), and formerly in German Empire and Austria-Hungary (krone). Crown of thorns was late Old English þornene crune.

crown (v.)

"bestow a crown or garland upon," late Old English corounen, from Old French coroner, from corone (see crown (n.)). Related: Crowned; crowning. The latter in its sense of "that makes complete" is from 1650s.

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Definitions of crown
1
crown (n.)
the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel;
crown (n.)
a wreath or garland worn on the head to signify victory;
crown (n.)
an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty;
Synonyms: diadem
crown (n.)
the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head;
crown (n.)
an English coin worth 5 shillings;
crown (n.)
the upper branches and leaves of a tree or other plant;
Synonyms: treetop
crown (n.)
the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill);
Synonyms: peak / crest / top / tip / summit
crown (n.)
the award given to the champion;
Synonyms: pennant
crown (n.)
the top of the head;
Synonyms: pate / poll
crown (n.)
(dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth;
tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown
Synonyms: crownwork / jacket / jacket crown / cap
crown (n.)
the center of a cambered road;
Synonyms: crest
2
crown (v.)
invest with regal power; enthrone;
The prince was crowned in Westminster Abbey
Synonyms: coronate
crown (v.)
be the culminating event;
The speech crowned the meeting
Synonyms: top
crown (v.)
form the topmost part of;
A weather vane crowns the building
crown (v.)
put an enamel cover on;
crown my teeth
3
Crown (n.)
the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy;
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