Pronounced: HOO-vuh-rize, verb
Notes: I thought this word was an alternate form of “to hoover”, but it is not
The word daedal means
- skillful, artistic; intricate
- adorned with many things
Our word goes back to the 1500s
Background / Comments
You may know (as I did) the Greek myth of Daedalus; he fashioned wings of feathers and wax to escape from the island of Crete along with his son, Icarus. Icarus flew too close to the sun, the wax melted, and he fell to his death. He designed a labyrinth for King Minos, and it was this artistic word that gave him his name. Daedalus (from the Greek daidalos) is Latin for “skillfully wrought”. From Latin we have our English word. The word Daedalian (alt: Daedalean) is a synonym of our word.