Dae"dal (?), Dae*dal"ian (?), a. [L. daedalus cunningly wrought, fr. Gr. ; cf. to work cunningly. The word also alludes to the mythical Daedalus (Gr. , lit., the cunning worker).]

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.

[R.]

Keats.

 

© Webster 1913.

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