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Examples of daedal in a sentence
the daedal workings of the chime clock are a marvel to behold
Did You Know?
You might know Daedalus as the mythological prisoner who fashioned wings of feathers and wax to escape from the island of Crete with his son Icarus. But it was as architect and sculptor, one said to have designed a labyrinth for King Minos on Crete, that he earned his name. Daedalus (from Greek daidalos) is Latin for "skillfully wrought." The same skillful Latin adjective gave English the adjectives daedal (in use since the 16th century) and Daedalian (or Daedalean), a synonym of daedal.
Origin and Etymology of daedal
Latin daedalus, from Greek daidalos
First Known Use: 1590
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