) KEY NOUN:
- An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze.
- Labyrinth Greek Mythology The maze in which the Minotaur was confined.
- Something highly intricate or convoluted in character, composition, or construction: a labyrinth of rules and regulations.
- A group of complex interconnecting anatomical cavities.
- See inner ear.
Middle English laberinthe
, from Latin labyrinthus
, from Greek laburinthos;
possibly akin to labrus
, double-headed axe
, of Lydian origin