Thursday, February 10, 2011


Daedal \DEE-duhl\ , adjective;
1. Complex or ingenious in form or function; intricate
2. Skillful; artistic; ingenious
3. Rich; adorned with many things

This word dates to the 1580's and originally meant "skillful, cunning". It comes from Greek daidalos ("skillful, cunningly wrought") via Latin daedalus. It has also been used as an Anglicized form of the name Daedalus from Greek mythology. That version dates to the 1610's.

Today's word and the first definition were both taken from's 'Word of the Day' for Thursday, February 10
Etymologies come from the Oxford English Dictionary and/or

No comments:

Post a Comment