daedalean

Daedalus

[ded-l-uhs or, esp. British, deed-l-uhs]
noun Classical Mythology.
an Athenian architect who built the labyrinth for Minos and made wings for himself and his son Icarus to escape from Crete.

Origin:
< Latin < Greek Daídalos; see daedal

Daedalian, Daedalean [dih-dey-lee-uhn, -deyl-yuhn] , Daedalic [dih-dal-ik] , adjective
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Daedalus (ˈdiːdələs)
 
n
Greek myth an Athenian architect and inventor who built the labyrinth for Minos on Crete and fashioned wings for himself and his son Icarus to flee the island
 
Daedalian
 
adj
 
Daedalean
 
adj
 
Daedalic
 
adj

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Daedalus
from Gk. Daidalos, lit. "the cunning worker," from daidallein "to work artfully."
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Daedalus [(deed-uh-luhs)]

In classical mythology, an ingenious inventor, designer of the Labyrinth, and one of the few to escape from it. He was the father of Icarus.

Note: Daedalus is a symbol of inventiveness and craftsmanship.
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