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See also: Labyrinth
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlæb.(ə)ɹ.ɪnθ/, /ˈlæb.ɪ.ɹɪnθ/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈlæb.ɚ.ɪnθ/, /ˈlæb.ɹɪnθ/
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labyrinth (plural labyrinths)
- (Greek mythology) A maze-like structure built by Daedalus in Knossos.
- Part of the inner ear.
- (figuratively) Anything complicated and confusing, like a maze.
- 2014 August 23, Neil Hegarty, “Hidden City: Adventures and Explorations in Dublin by Karl Whitney, review: 'a necessary corrective' [print version: Re-Joycing in Dublin, p. R25]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Review):
- Whitney is absorbed especially by Dublin's unglamorous interstitial zones: the new housing estates and labyrinths of roads, watercourses and railways where the city peters into its commuter belt.
- cochlear labyrinth
- cortical labyrinth
- ethmoidal labyrinth
- labyrinth seal
- membranous labyrinth
- olfactory labyrinth
- osseous labyrinth
- prayer labyrinth
- unicursal labyrinth
- vestibular labyrinth
part of inner ear
anything complicated or confusing
- To enclose in a labyrinth, or as though in a labyrinth.
- To arrange in the form of a labyrinth.