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.
Terms derived from 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.
- “labyrinth” in John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors, The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989, ISBN 978-0-19-861186-8.