Roman emperor Augustus depicted as an Egyptian pharaoh wearing the nemes .
The Sanskrit word N-h + ni-m (ni-mi) + shee-rs-k ug fue "kh'kZd meaning is 'fasting + winkling, twinkling + a helmet, headdress, head': a fasting headdress with winkling, twinkling. Golden and blue strips are the action of twinkling, which is a sign of lightning. The word 'nh nimi sheersk' being nick became 'nemes (nimish)', which means 'winkling, shutting, the eye, twinkling of the eyes as a measure of time, a moment, a name of Vishnu (fire).
So-called nemes was the golden striped (the synonym of lightning) head cloth, synonym of twinkling eyes as well as thunderbolt, worn by pharaohs- a representative of god, in ancient Egypt. It covered the whole head and nape of the neck and had two large flaps like ends of lightning, which hung down up to shoulders. Kings wore the linen wrapper-a synonym of lightning also, because the ancient Egyptian pharaohs were not allowed to let their hair be seen by "commoners" of Egypt.