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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 16th century


Skillful, cunning, or inventive

Examples of Daedal in a sentence

"Sean’s daedal directions helped us avoid rush-hour traffic entirely."

"My father’s cat is so daedal it has figured out how to open the front door."

About Daedal

“Daedal” is derived from the Latin “Daedalus,” which is based on the ancient Greek “Δαίδαλος,” meaning “cunning one.”

Did you Know?

The Greek mythological architect and inventor Daedalus is best known for molding the wax wings that carried his son Icarus too close to the sun. Daedalus was also said to have built the original Labyrinth on the island of Crete, where it contained the Minotaur (and nearly trapped Daedalus himself, who became confused by his own invention). Because of such ingenious work, Daedalus is associated with cleverness and inventiveness.

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