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n. Greek Mythology
A renowned craftsman, sculptor, and inventor and builder of the Labyrinth. He fashioned the wings with which he and his son Icarus escaped from Crete after their imprisonment by Minos.

Dae·da′li·an, Dae·da′le·an (dĭ-dā′lē-ən, -dāl′yən) adj.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth an Athenian architect and inventor who built the labyrinth for Minos on Crete and fashioned wings for himself and his son Icarus to flee the island
Daedalian, Daedalean Daedalic adj


(ˈdɛd l əs; esp. Brit. ˈdid l əs)

a legendary Athenian who built the labyrinth for Minos and made wings for himself and his son Icarus to escape from Crete.
Dae•da•li•an, Dae•da•le•an (dɪˈdeɪ li ən) Dae•dal′ic (-ˈdæl ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.Daedalus - (Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of MinosDaedalus - (Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of Minos; to escape the labyrinth he fashioned wings for himself and his son Icarus
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[ˈdiːdələs] n (Myth) → Dedalo
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We are now," said Ariadne, "in the famous labyrinth which Daedalus built before he made himself a pair of wings, and flew away from our island like a bird.
There can be nothing else so intricate, unless it were the brain of a man like Daedalus, who planned it, or the heart of any ordinary man; which last, to be sure, is ten times as great a mystery as the labyrinth of Crete.
In the paroxysms of eagerness he dreamt of aerial ways, - the discovery of following century; he called to his mind Daedalus and the vast wings that had saved him from the prisons of Crete.
For virtue may be under the guidance of right opinion as well as of knowledge; and right opinion is for practical purposes as good as knowledge, but is incapable of being taught, and is also liable, like the images of Daedalus, to 'walk off,' because not bound by the tie of the cause.
Furthermore he wrought a green, like that which Daedalus once made in Cnossus for lovely Ariadne.
The spangled heavens should be used as a pattern and with a view to that higher knowledge; their beauty is like the beauty of figures or pictures excellently wrought by the hand of Daedalus, or some other great artist, which we may chance to behold; any geometrician who saw them would appreciate the exquisiteness of their workmanship, but he would never dream of thinking that in them he could find the true equal or the true double, or the truth of any other proportion.
spread out, with rich compartments of verdure and of flowers, a velvet carpet of cultivated land and royal parks, in the midst of which one recognized, by its labyrinth of trees and alleys, the famous Daedalus garden which Louis XI.
In search of an online platform to complement their passion for advanced technology, The Daedalus Group partnered with the team at Newcastle upon Tyne based Onit Solutions.
Le portail DAEDALUS offre bien plus qu'une simple base de donnees contenant uniquement des offertes d'emploi.
21 May 2014 - UK communications services group WPP Plc (LON:WPP) on Wednesday said its fully-controlled brand, media and communications research arm Millward Brown had struck a deal to buy Romanian market research firm Daedalus Consulting SRL for an undisclosed sum.
The qualities that make them such an enduring presence--and which, at the same time, render them so challenging for visual artists--are all present in the myth of the original Labyrinth, built on Crete by Daedalus.
Now he, Pythagoras and Jason are on her trail - and turn to genius inventor Daedalus for help; what he gives them is a sense of hope.