Definition of Danaids in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdanāˌidz/ /ˈdæneɪˌɪdz/ /ˌdanē-idz/ /ˌdæni-ɪdz/

proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • The daughters of Danaus, king of Argos, who were compelled to marry the sons of his brother Aegyptus but murdered their husbands on the wedding night, except for one, Hypermnestra, who helped her husband to escape. The remaining Danaids were punished in Hades by being sent to fill a leaky jar with water.