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).