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Daedălus, i, m. (acc. Gr. Daedalon, Ov. M. 8, 261; Mart. 4, 49), Δαίδαλος.

I. The mythical Athenian architect of the times of Theseus and Minos, father of Icarus, and builder of the Cretan labyrinth, Ov. M. 8, 159; 183; id. Tr. 3, 4, 21; Verg. A. 6, 14 Serv.; Mel. 2, 7, 12: Plin. 7, 56, 57; Hyg. Fab. 39; Cic. Brut. 18, 71; Hor. Od. 1, 3, 34; Mart. 4, 49, 5; Sil. 12, 89 sq., et saep.—

B. Hence,

1. Daedălēus, a, um, adj., Daedalian, relating to Daedalus:

(a). Daedălēo Icaro, Hor. Od. 2, 20, 13: Ope Daedălēa, id. ib. 4, 2, 2.—

(b). Daedalĕum iter (i. e. through the labyrinth), Prop. 2, 14, 8 (3, 6, 8 M.).—

2. Daedălĭcus, a, um, adj., skilful: manus, Venant. 10, 11, 17.—

II. A later sculptor of Sicyon, son and pupil of Patrocles: et ipse inter fictores laudatus, Plin. 34, 8, 19, 76.

1. daemon, ŏnis, m., = δαίμων, a spirit, genius, lar (post-class.).

I. In gen.: App. de Deo Socr. p. 49, 5: bonus = ἀγαθοδαίμων, in astrology, the last but one of the twelve celestial signs, Firm. Math. 2, 19: melior, Jul. Val. Res gest. A. M. 1, 27.—

II. In eccl. writers: κατ̓ ἐξοχήν, an evil spirit, demon, Lact. 2, 14; Vulg. Levit. 17, 7; id. Jacob. 2, 19; Tert. Apol. 22 init., et saep.