daedal adj : complex and ingenious in design or function; "the daedal hand of nature" n : (Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the Labyrinth of Minos; to escape the Labyrinth he fashioned wings for himself and his sone Icarus [syn: Daedalus]
Etymologydaedalus, from δαίδαλος.
- skilful, ingenious
- 1950: Barquentine went into a form of a trance, the well-heads of his eyes appearing to cloud over and become opaque like miniature sargassos, of dull chalky-blue – the cataract veil – for it seemed that he was trying to remember the daedal days of his adolescence. — Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan
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