[ deed-l ]
/ ˈdid l /
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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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Example sentences from the Web for daedal
Round his neck he slung that long daedal chain wherefrom St. George, slaying the Dragon, dangles.Zuleika Dobson|Max Beerbohm
British Dictionary definitions for daedal
/ (ˈdiːdəl) /
literary skilful or intricate
Word Origin for daedal
C16: via Latin from Greek daidalos; see Daedalus
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