plural noun Classical Mythology.
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The Danaid is a low-country insect, while the Fritillary is not found until several thousand feet up.
Not only in colour but also in shape the swallow-tail bears a remarkable resemblance to the Danaid.
Danaid (3 syl), Dan'aus had fifty daughters, called the Danaïds or Dana'ïdês.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
The Danaid line ceased, when Perseus came to the throne, as he was descended on the fathers side from another source.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3|W. E. Gladstone
However, what do you say to calling on those Danaid girls, and getting them to teach you their little industry?The Casual Ward|A. D. Godley
pl n singular Danaid Greek myth
in Greek mythology, one of the 50 daughters of Danaus, king of Argos, from Greek Danaides (plural). On command of their father, all (except Hypermnestra) killed their husbands and consequently were condemned to draw water perpetually in bottomless buckets.