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Danaides

[duh-ney-i-deez] /dəˈneɪ ɪˌdiz/
plural noun, Classical Mythology
1.
the 50 daughters of Danaus, 49 of whom were condemned to pour water forever into a leaky vessel for having murdered their husbands.
Also, Danaidae
[duh-ney-i-dee] /dəˈneɪ ɪˌdi/ (Show IPA),
Danaids
[duh-ney-idz] /dəˈneɪ ɪdz/ (Show IPA)
.
Related forms
Danaidean
[dan-ee-id-ee-uh n, dan-ee-i-dee-uh n] /ˌdæn iˈɪd i ən, ˌdæn i ɪˈdi ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Danaides

/dəˈneɪɪˌdiːz/
plural noun (Greek myth) (sing) Danaid
1.
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
Danaidean (ˌdænɪˈɪdɪən; ˌdænɪəˈdiːən) adjective
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