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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.
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(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
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(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
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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[ˈdiːdələs] n (Myth) → Dedalo
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