Definition of taj in English:


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Pronunciation: /tɑːdʒ


  • 1A tall conical cap worn by a dervish.
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    • Then he wears one of those tight-fitting stocking hats, which is a mix of the Muslim taj, the Jewish yarmulka and black unemployed headgear.
    • All these classes have distinguishing costumes, — the Buddhist with his yellow robe; the Hindu sanyasi or viragi smeared in ashes, and with ochre-dyed clothes; and the Mahomedan fakir may have a loin-cloth and taj or crown.
  • 2 historical A crown worn by an Indian prince of high rank.
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    • Thus clad, the Arab completes his armour by putting on his head an iron cap (taj), which is but rarely adorned with feathers.


mid 19th century: from Persian tāj 'crown'.

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