Daed|a|lus «DEHD uh luhs», noun.
Greek Legend. a skillful architect and sculptor who built the Labyrinth in Crete; with his son Icarus he escaped from imprisonment in it by using wings he contrived of feathers fastened by wax. »

The envy of birds is very old in human history; the fable of Daedalus and Icarus has come down to us from classical antiquity (Atlantic).

[< Latin Daedalus < daedalus skillful; see etym. under daedal (Cf.daedal)]

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  • Daedalus — Daed•a•lus [[t]ˈdɛd l əs[/t]] esp. brit. [[t]ˈdid l əs[/t]] n. myt 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… …   From formal English to slang

  • ve — ad·ve·hent; ad·ve·nient; aeb·le·ski·ve; aga·ve; aga·ve·worm; al·ve·loz; al·ve·o·la; al·ve·o·lar·i·form; al·ve·o·lary; al·ve·o·late; al·ve·o·la·tion; al·ve·ole; al·ve·o·lec·to·my; al·ve·o·li·form; al·ve·o·lite; al·ve·o·li·tes;… …   English syllables

  • Gut (Adj.) — 1. Ai, wor gât äss de Rât. – Schuster, 596b. Ei, wie gut ist die Ruth . 2. All gôd mit, see de Maid, dô kreg se n Snîder. (Ostfries.) – Hoefer, 709; Havukalender, III; Eichwald, 1252; Bueren, 35. 3. Allamân gud, man ham sallaw dâch bâst. (Amrum.) …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • Tod — 1. Allein der Todt zeigt an, woran man genug muss han. – Henisch, 1500, 24. 2. An den Tod denken, ist der Weg zur Weisheit. Den Arabern gegenüber hat man aber im allgemeinen jede Erwähnung des Todes zu vermeiden. Der Tod ist ein leidiges Wort;… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

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