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Danaides

[ duh-ney-i-deez ]
/ dəˈneɪ ɪˌdiz /
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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.

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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

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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
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