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See also: dædal


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From Latin daedalus, from Ancient Greek δαίδαλος (daídalos, skillful).



daedal (comparative more daedal, superlative most daedal)

  1. Skilful, ingenious, cunning.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. [], London: [] [John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938, book III, canto I:
      His daedale hand would faile, and greatly faint, / And her perfections with his error taint []
    • J. Philips
      The daedal hand of Nature.
    • 1946, Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan
      Barquentine went into a form of a trance, the well-heads of his eyes appearing to cloud over and become opaque like miniature sargassos, of dull chalky-blue – the cataract veil – for it seemed that he was trying to remember the daedal days of his adolescence.