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Headword: Δαίδαλον
Adler number: delta,107
Translated headword: daedalian
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning an] artfully-wrought apparatus. [sc. Named] from a certain Daedalus, an engineer, who rigged up various contraptions and became famous.[1]
"Therefore going unnoticed to the altar he put down those of the tripods which were daedalian, which he had brought."[2]
Greek Original:
Δαίδαλον: ποικίλον κατασκεύασμα. ἀπὸ Δαιδάλου τινὸς μηχανοποιοῦ, ὃς κατασκευάσας διάφορα μηχανήματα γέγονε περιβόητος. οὐκοῦν διαλαθὼν ἐπὶ τῷ βωμῷ κατέπηξε τὰ δαίδαλα τῶν τριπόδων, ἃ ἐπήγετο.
The neuter nominative/accusative singular headword, from the adjective δαίδαλος , can also be used as a substantive; see generally LSJ s.v.
cf. delta 106, delta 108, delta 109, delta 110.
[1] Same or similar material in other lexica.
[2] Aelian fr. 285b Domingo-Forasté (287 Hercher); cf. phi 127.
Keywords: aetiology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; mythology; religion; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 December 2003@16:09:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 11 December 2003@05:46:37.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, updated reference) on 6 August 2011@15:57:13.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 12 September 2011@22:27:01.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 13 September 2011@03:20:05.
David Whitehead on 13 September 2011@03:20:29.
David Whitehead on 7 October 2015@04:36:23.


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