plural noun Classical Mythology.
Related formsDan·a·id·e·an [dan-ee-id-ee-uh n, dan-ee-i-dee-uh n] /ˌdæn iˈɪd i ən, ˌdæn i ɪˈdi ən/, adjective
Examples from the Web for danaides
Mrs. Smidgkin, Mrs. Smidgkin, are you aware that the rain pours outside like the tears of the Danaides on their wedding night?Semiramis and Other Plays|Olive Tilford Dargan
One of the fifty daughters of Danaus, who were collectively called the Danaides.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described|Edward S. Ellis
Euripides begins with the opening lines of the Danaides (a play now lost).Callias|Alfred John Church
I fancied I here saw the wheel of Ixion, and the incessant labour of the Danaides.Travels in England in 1782|Charles P. Moritz
Before, in that dreaming time, I saw that I had drawn water like the Danaides, in a pitcher full of holes.The Boss of Little Arcady|Harry Leon Wilson