noun Classical Mythology.
Origin of Daedalus
Examples from the Web for daedalus
That Daedalus was a very cunning workman; but of all his artful contrivances, this labyrinth is the most wondrous.Tanglewood Tales|Nathaniel Hawthorne
The partridge flies low because Daedalus (who had seen his son Icarus perish through a lofty flight) was changed into a partridge.Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Andrew Lang
On the outer wall of G is Daedalus, making wings for himself and Icarus.Pompeii, Its Life and Art|August Mau
Daedalus essayed the empty air with wings not permitted to man.The Works of Horace|Horace
Among all those mortals who grew so wise that they learned the secrets of the gods, none was more cunning than Daedalus.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew|Josephine Preston Peabody
British Dictionary definitions for daedalus
Word Origin and History for daedalus
father of Icarus in Greek mythology, builder of the Cretan labyrinth, from Greek Daidalos, literally "the cunning worker," from daidallein "to work artfully."