1. U starom veku (u Grčkoj i Egiptu) građevina sa više prostorija i mnogo hodnikau kojima se moglo lako zalutati;
2. Vrt sa mnogo izukrštanih staza u kojima se teško snaći;
3. Prenosno: zbrka, težak položaj iz kojega je teško naći izlaz (grč.)
ETYM Latin labyrinthus, Greek labyrinthos: cf. French labyrinthe.
1. An edifice or place full of intricate passageways which render it difficult to find the way from the interior to the entrance.
2. Any intricate or involved inclosure; especially, an ornamental maze or inclosure in a park or garden.
3. Any object or arrangement of an intricate or involved form, or having a very complicated nature.
4. An inextricable or bewildering difficulty.
5. The internal ear.
6. A pattern or design representing a maze, -- often inlaid in the tiled floor of a church, etc.
Maze; internal ear.
ETYM Old Eng. mase; cf. Old Eng. masen to confuse, puzzle, Norweg. masast to fall into a slumber, masa to be continually busy, prate, chatter, Icel. masa to chatter, dial. Swed. masa to bask, be slow, work slowly and lazily, mas slow, lazy.
Complex system of paths or tunnels; SYN. labyrinth.
ETYM as. nest.
1. A structure, usually made of twigs and mud, in which animals (especially birds) lay eggs or give birth to their young.
2. A gang of criminals assembled in one place.
3. A cosy or secluded retreat.
4. A weapons emplacement; or.
5. Furniture pieces made to fit close together.