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Labyrinthnoun

(Greek mythology) A maze-like structure built by Daedalus in Knossos, containing the Minotaur.

Labyrinthianadjective

mazelike, having long corridors and passageways that seemingly have no exit.

Labyrinthnoun

A maze, especially underground or covered.

Labyrinthianadjective

Intricately winding; like a labyrinth; perplexed; labyrinthal.

Labyrinthnoun

(anatomy) Part of the inner ear.

Labyrinthianadjective

resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity;

‘a labyrinthine network of tortuous footpaths’;

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Labyrinthnoun

(figuratively) Anything complicated and confusing, like a maze.

Labyrinthnoun

Any of various satyrine butterflies of the genus Neope.

Labyrinthverb

To enclose in a labyrinth, or as though in a labyrinth.

Labyrinthverb

To arrange in the form of a labyrinth.

Labyrinthverb

To twist and wind, following a labyrinthine path.

Labyrinthverb

To render lost and confused, as if in a labyrinth.

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Labyrinthnoun

An edifice or place full of intricate passageways which render it difficult to find the way from the interior to the entrance; as, the Egyptian and Cretan labyrinths.

Labyrinthnoun

Any intricate or involved inclosure; especially, an ornamental maze or inclosure in a park or garden, having high hedges separating confusingly convoluted passages.

Labyrinthnoun

Any object or arrangement of an intricate or involved form, or having a very complicated nature.

‘The serpent . . . fast sleeping soon he found,In labyrinth of many a round self-rolled.’; ‘The labyrinth of the mind.’;

Labyrinthnoun

An inextricable or bewildering difficulty.

‘I' the maze and winding labyrinths o' the world.’;

Labyrinthnoun

The internal ear. See Note under Ear.

Labyrinthnoun

A series of canals through which a stream of water is directed for suspending, carrying off, and depositing at different distances, the ground ore of a metal.

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Labyrinthnoun

A pattern or design representing a maze, - often inlaid in the tiled floor of a church, etc.

Labyrinthnoun

complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost

Labyrinthnoun

a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium

Labyrinth

In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth (Greek: Λαβύρινθος, Labýrinthos) was an elaborate, confusing structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at Knossos. Its function was to hold the Minotaur, the monster eventually killed by the hero Theseus.

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