[dan-ey-uh s]

noun Classical Mythology.

a ruler of Argos who ordered his 50 daughters to kill their husbands on their wedding night.

Compare Danaides.
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Greek myth a king of Argos who told his fifty daughters, the Danaides, to kill their bridegrooms on their wedding night
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