Definition of Daedalian

1. Adjective. Ingeniously or cunningly designed; artistic, ingenious, intricate, skillful. ¹



2. Adjective. Difficult to comprehend due to complexity or intricacy. ¹

3. Adjective. Deceitful, duplicitous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Daedalian

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Daedalian

1. 1. Cunningly or ingeniously formed or working; skillful; artistic; ingenious. "Our bodies decked in our daedalian arms." (Chapman) "The daedal hand of Nature." (J. Philips) "The doth the daedal earth throw forth to thee, Out of her fruitful, abundant flowers." (Spenser) 2. Crafty; deceitful. Origin: L. Daedalus cunningly wrought, fr. Gr.; cf. To work cunningly. The word also alludes to the mythical Daedalus (Gr, lit, the cunning worker). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Daedalian

dadlike
dado
dado plane
dado rail
dado rails
dadoed
dadoes
dadoing
dados
dadrock
dads
dadsonite
dae
daedal
daedalean
daedalian (current term)
daedalic
daedally
daedalous
daedalum
daedatelum
daeing
daemon
daemones
daemonic
daemonical
daemonize
daemonized
daemonizes
daemonizing

Literary usage of Daedalian

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1. History of Sculpture, Painting, and Architecture: Topical Lessons with by Charles Samuel Farrar (1881)
"THE daedalian SCULPTORS. THE BOLD STYLE. [BEFORE 600 B. c.] 1. General account of the primitive sculptures of Asia, Africa and America; materials, subjects, ..."

2. The Description of Greece by Pausanias (1824)
"In remembrance of this reconciliation, they celebrate a festival which is called Daedal, because the ancients called wooden statues daedalian. ..."

3. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology by William Smith (1880)
"At all évente, the group seen by Pausanias at Cnossus, if it really was a group of sculpture, must have been the work of an artist later than the daedalian ..."

4. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1908)
""The fate of the man-child"—the meaning of life in the presence of seeming evil; life so full of mystery, so daedalian or labyrinthian in character. ..."

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