Daedalus

noun
Dae·​da·​lus | \ ˈde-də-ləs How to pronounce Daedalus (audio) , ˈdē- How to pronounce Daedalus (audio) \

Definition of Daedalus

: the legendary builder of the Cretan labyrinth who makes wings to enable himself and his son Icarus to escape imprisonment

Other Words from Daedalus

Daedalian or Daedalean \ di-​ˈdāl-​yən How to pronounce Daedalean (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of Daedalus

1546, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Daedalus

Latin, from Greek Daidalos

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“Daedalus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Daedalus. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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