plural noun Classical Mythology.
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OTHER WORDS FROM DanaidesDan·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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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
It needed not only the energy of an American, but the tongue of a Dane and the perserverance of Danaides.The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912|Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
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
When I saw her at work yesterday, it seemed as if I beheld her drawing water with the bottomless vessel of the Danaides.Cleopatra, Complete|Georg Ebers
This they apply as an emblem of endless and ineffectual labour, like the stone of Sisyphus, and the sieves of the Danaides.The History of Sumatra|William Marsden