daedal

[ deed-l ]
/ ˈdid l /

adjective

skillful; ingenious.
cleverly intricate.

Nearby words

  1. daddy-o,
  2. dado,
  3. dado head,
  4. dadra and nagar haveli,
  5. dae,
  6. daedala,
  7. daedalean,
  8. daedalic,
  9. daedalid,
  10. daedalion

Origin of daedal

1580–90; < Latin daedalus skillful < Greek daídalos, equivalent to daidál(lein) to work with skill + -os adj. suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for daedal

daedal

dedal

/ (ˈdiːdəl) /

adjective

literary skilful or intricate

Word Origin for daedal

C16: via Latin from Greek daidalos; see Daedalus

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Word Origin and History for daedal

daedal

adj.

1580s, "skillful, cunning," from Latin daedalus, from Greek daidalos "skillful, cunningly wrought." Also an anglicized form of the name Daedalus from Greek mythology (1610s).

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