Definition of Daedal

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of Minos; to escape the labyrinth he fashioned wings for himself and his son Icarus.

Exact synonyms: Daedalus
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being



2. Adjective. Complex and ingenious in design or function. "The daedal hand of nature"
Similar to: Complex

Definition of Daedal

1. Adjective. Skilful, ingenious, cunning. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Daedal

1. skillful [adj] - See also: skillful

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Daedal

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daedal (current term)
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Literary usage of Daedal

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1. The Description of Greece by Pausanias (1824)
"In remembrance of this reconciliation, they celebrate a festival which is called daedal, because the ancients called wooden statues daedalian. ..."

2. The Fortnightly Review (1880)
"And then, the effect of this daedal skill in them was, that they came nearer to the proper form of humanity. It is the wonderful life-likeness of these ..."

3. A Look Round Literature by Robert Williams Buchanan (1887)
"... but surely he might have adopted the actual equivalent so repeatedly used by Shelley. Thus : Through thee the daedal Earth Brings forth fresh flowers. ..."

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