Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
1A tall conical cap worn by a dervish.
- ‘The fakir may have a loin-cloth and taj or crown.’
2historical A crown worn by an Indian prince of high rank.
crown, coronet, tiara, circlet, chaplet, headpiece, headband, fillet, wreath, garland
- ‘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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