daedal

daedal

[deed-l]
adjective
1.
skillful; ingenious.
2.
cleverly intricate.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin daedalus skillful < Greek daídalos, equivalent to daidál(lein) to work with skill + -os adj. suffix

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daedal or dedal (ˈdiːdəl)
 
adj
literary skilful or intricate
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek daidalos; see Daedalus]
 
dedal or dedal
 
adj
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek daidalos; see Daedalus]

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Main Entry:  daedal1
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  artistically skillful or cunning; ingenious
Etymology:  Greek daidalos 'skillful, cunningly created'
Main Entry:  daedal2
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  rich, intricate; adorned
Etymology:  Greek daidalos 'skillful, cunningly created'
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daedal
1580s, "skillful, cunning," from L. daedalus, from Gk. daidalos "skillful, cunningly wrought." Also an Anglicized form of the name Daedalus from Gk. mythology (1610s).
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