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Danaus

[ dan-ey-uhs ]
/ ˈdæn eɪ əs /
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noun Classical Mythology.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for Danaus

Danaüs
/ (ˈdænɪəs) /

noun

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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