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Daedalus Line breaks: Dae|da¦lus
Pronunciation: /ˈdiːdələs/
Greek Mythology

Definition of Daedalus in English:

A craftsman, considered the inventor of carpentry, who is said to have built the labyrinth for Minos, king of Crete. Minos imprisoned him and his son Icarus, but they escaped using wings which Daedalus made and fastened with wax. Icarus, however, flew too near the sun and was killed.

Words that rhyme with Daedalus

scandalous • astragalus

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