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Webster 1913 Edition


Daedalian

{

Dæ′dal

,

Dæ-dal′ian

}
,
Adj.
[L.
daedalus
cunningly wrought, fr. Gr.
[GREEK]
; cf.
[GREEK]
to work cunningly. The word also alludes to the mythical Dædalus (Gr.
[GREEK]
, lit., the cunning worker).]
1.
Cunningly or ingeniously formed or working; skillful; artistic; ingenious.
Our bodies decked in our
dædalian
arms.
Chapman.
The
dædal
hand of Nature.
J. Philips.
The doth the
dædal
earth throw forth to thee,
Out of her fruitful, abundant flowers.
Spenser.
2.
Crafty; deceitful.
[R.]
Keats.

Webster 1828 Edition


Daedalian

DAEDALIAN

, [See Dedalian]

Definition 2019


Daedalian

Daedalian

English

Alternative forms

Adjective

Daedalian (comparative more Daedalian, superlative most Daedalian)

  1. Ingeniously or cunningly designed; artistic, ingenious, intricate, skillful.
    • Chapman
      Our bodies decked in our daedalian arms.
  2. Difficult to comprehend due to complexity or intricacy.
  3. Deceitful, duplicitous.