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1. having many interrelated parts or facets; entangled or involved: an intricate maze
2. complex; complicated; hard to understand, work, or make: an intricate machine
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin intrīcātus
, past participle of intrīcāre
to entangle, equivalent to in-
in-² + trīc
) perplexities + -ātus
1. knotty, tangled, labyrinthine.
Word Origin & History
c.1470, from L. intricatus "entangled," pp. of intricare "to entangle, perplex, embarrass," from in- "in" + tricæ (pl.) "perplexities, hindrances, toys, tricks," of uncertain origin (cf. extricate).
AQ 769 = EXODUS 28:27 INTRICATELY WOVEN BAND OF THE EPHOD [+][+]
= CHALLENGE DOESN'T BUILD CHARACTER, IT REVEALS IT = DE RORE CAELI ET PINGUEDINE TERRAE DET TIBI DEUS (God give thee of the dew of heaven and the fatness of the earth • Monas Hieroglyphica frontispiece
) = STICK WITH ME BABY, I'M THE FELLA YOU CAME IN WITH.