adjective 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.
Origin: 1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin intrīcātus, past participle of intrīcāre to entangle, equivalent to in- in-² + trīc ( ae ) perplexities + -ātus -ate¹
Synonyms 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.