ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: daedal

daedal (dēd′l), adj.
1.  Complex or igenious in design or function; intricate.
2.  Skillfully made; artistic.

Etymology:  Greek daidolos, skillful, cunningly wrought.  The name Daedalus, from Greek mythology, shares the same meaning.

I sang of the dancing stars,
        I sang of the daedal Earth,
And of Heaven, and the giant wars,
        And Love, and Death, and Birth—
               And then I chang'd my pipings,
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, from "Hymn of Pan"
Tags: adjective, d, greek, wordsmith: ersatz_read

  • Sunday Word: Obstreperous

    obstreperous [ uhb- strep-er- uhs] adjective: 1 resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly 2 noisy, clamorous, or…

  • Tuesday word: Intrepid

    Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 Intrepid (adjective) in·trep·id [in-trep-id] adjective 1. resolutely fearless; dauntless: an intrepid explorer. WORDS…

  • Sunday Word: Copacetic

    Sunday Word: Copacetic copacetic [koh-p uh- set-ik, - see-tik] adjective: (informal) fine, OK, agreeable, totally satisfactory, in excellent…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded