Gender Masculine
Scripts Δαίδαλος(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. /ˈdɛd.ə.ləs/(English) /ˈdid.ə.ləs/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of the Greek Δαίδαλος (Daidalos), which was derived from δαιδάλλω (daidallo) meaning "to work cunningly". In Greek myth Daedalus was an Athenian inventor who was banished to Crete. There he designed the Labyrinth for King Minos, but he and his son Icarus were eventually imprisoned inside it because he had aided Theseus in his quest against the Minotaur. Daedalus and Icarus escaped using wings fashioned from wax, but Icarus fell from the sky to his death.

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Entry updated April 23, 2024