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[dan-uh-ee] /ˈdæn əˌi/
noun, Classical Mythology.
a daughter of the king of Argos and mother, by Zeus disguised as a shower of gold, of Perseus.
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[dan-ee-uh n] /ˈdæn i ən/ (Show IPA),
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  • Perseus was the son of danae, who was the daughter of a king.

    The Gorgon's Head Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • But I do know that Rita herself was not a danae, never, not at any time of her life.

    The Arrow of Gold Joseph Conrad
  • That is to say that the Jupiter of danae changed himself into a shower of gold for her.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • With horror, he saw that his danae was an exact portrait of Odette.

    Odette's Marriage Albert Delpit
  • He found Claude there alone, gazing mournfully at his danae that he could not finish.

    Odette's Marriage Albert Delpit
  • danae, by Correggio (notice the cupids sharpening an arrow); 48.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
  • But he remembered other circumstances connected with danae's history, and was silent.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant
  • You may imagine what sort of a life danae led, shut up in the brazen tower.

    Gods and Heroes R. E. Francillon
  • Se-ri´phus.Island where danae and Perseus were cast ashore, 242, 249.

    Myths of Greece and Rome H. A. Guerber
  • When they were alone he said to danae: 'Who is the father of this child?'

British Dictionary definitions for danae


(Greek myth) the mother of Perseus by Zeus, who came to her in prison as a shower of gold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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