Gr. Myth. the skillful artist and builder of the Labyrinth in Crete, from which, by means of wings he made, he and his son Icarus escaped
Origin of DaedalusClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Daidalos, literally , the artful craftsman ; from daidalos: see daedal
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
- Greek mythological figure who crafted the waxen wings of Icarus.
From Latin Daedalus, from Ancient Greek Δαίδαλος (Daidalos).