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

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