Dictionary.com

Danaides

[ duh-ney-i-deez ]
/ dəˈneɪ ɪˌdiz /
Save This Word!

plural noun Classical Mythology.
the 50 daughters of Danaus, 49 of whom were condemned to pour water forever into a leaky vessel for having murdered their husbands.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also Da·na·i·dae [duh-ney-i-dee], /dəˈneɪ ɪˌdi/, Da·na·ids [duh-ney-idz]. /dəˈneɪ ɪdz/.

OTHER WORDS FROM Danaides

Dan·a·id·e·an [dan-ee-id-ee-uhn, dan-ee-i-dee-uhn], /ˌdæn iˈɪd i ən, ˌdæn i ɪˈdi ən/, adjective

Words nearby Danaides

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use Danaides in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Danaides

Danaides
/ (dəˈneɪɪˌdiːz) /

pl n singular Danaid Greek myth
the fifty daughters of Danaüs. All but Hypermnestra murdered their bridegrooms and were punished in Hades by having to pour water perpetually into a jar with a hole in the bottom

Derived forms of Danaides

Danaidean (ˌdænɪˈɪdɪən, ˌdænɪəˈdiːən), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK