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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: labyrinthus, from Greek labyrinthos


lab‧y‧rinth [countable]
1 a large network of paths or passages which cross each other, making it very difficult to find your way [= maze]
labyrinth of
a labyrinth of underground tunnels
2 something that is very complicated and difficult to understand
labyrinth of
Decisions are frequently delayed in the labyrinth of Whitehall committees.
labyrinthine adjective:
labyrinthine corridors

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