[ ded-l-uhs or, especially British, deed-l-uhs ]
/ ˈdɛd l əs or, especially British, ˈdid l əs /
noun Classical Mythology.
an Athenian architect who built the labyrinth for Minos and made wings for himself and his son Icarus to escape from Crete.
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Origin of Daedalus
<Latin <Greek Daídalos;
OTHER WORDS FROM DaedalusDae·da·li·an, Dae·da·le·an [dih-dey-lee-uhn, -deyl-yuhn], /dɪˈdeɪ li ən, -ˈdeɪl yən/, Dae·dal·ic [dih-dal-ik], /dɪˈdæl ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Daedalus
Greek myth an Athenian architect and inventor who built the labyrinth for Minos on Crete and fashioned wings for himself and his son Icarus to flee the island
Derived forms of DaedalusDaedalian or Daedalean (dɪˈdeɪlɪən) or Daedalic (dɪˈdælɪk), adjective
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Cultural definitions for Daedalus
notes for Daedalus
Daedalus is a symbol of inventiveness and craftsmanship.
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