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daedal

[ deed-l ]
/ ˈdid l /
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adjective

skillful; ingenious.
cleverly intricate.

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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

daedal

dedal

/ (ˈdiːdəl) /

adjective

literary skilful or intricate

Word Origin for daedal

C16: via Latin from Greek daidalos; see Daedalus
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