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Daedălĭōn , ōnis, m., Δαιδαλίων,
I.a king of Trachis, son of Lucifer, and brother of Ceyx, who was changed into a hawk, Ov. M. 11, 295 sq.
1.daedălus , a, um, adj., = δαίδαλος, artificial, skilful (poet. and in postclass. prose).
I. Act.: Minerva, Enn. ap. Paul. ex Fest. p. 68, 6 Müll. (Fr. Inc. Lib. xxi. Vahl.): daedalam a varietate rerum artificiorumque dictam esse apud Lucretium terram, apud Ennium Minervam, apud Vergilium Circen, facile est intellegere, cum Graece δαιδάλλειν significet variare, Paul. ex Fest. p. 68 Müll.: Circe ("ingeniosa," Serv.), Verg. A. 7, 282.—
B. With gen.: “verborum daedala lingua,the fashioner of words, Lucr. 4, 549; cf.: “natura daedala rerum,id. 5, 234.—
II. Pass., artificially contrived, variously adorned, ornamented, etc., δαιδάλεος: tecta (apium), skilfully constructed: “signa,Lucr. 5, 145: “tellus,variegated, id. 1, 7; 228; Verg. G. 4, 179; cf.: “carmina chordis,artfully varied on strings, id. 2, 505.— * Adv.: daedăle , skilfully, Jul. Val. Res gest. A. M. 3, 86.
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