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Dănăus , i, m., Δαναός,
I.son of Belus, and twin-brother of Aegyptus: he was the father of fifty daughters; he emigrated from Egypt into Greece, and there founded Argos; “was slain by Lynceus, after a reign of fifty years,Hyg. Fab. 168; 170; Serv. Verg. A. 10, 497; Cic. Parad. 6, 1, 44; cf. under no. II. B.—Danai porticus, at Rome, dedicated by Augustus to the Palatine Apollo (726 A. U. C.), famed for its statues of Danaus and his daughters, Ov. Am. 2, 2, 4; cf. Prop. 2, 31, 4 (3, 29, 4 M.); Tibul. 1, 3, 79; Ov. Tr. 3, 1, 60.—
II. Derivv.
A. Dănăus , a, um, adj. (belonging to Danaus; hence, in the poets, meton.), Greek, Grecian: “classes,Ov. M. 13, 92; cf. “rates,Prop. 3, 22, 34 (4, 22, 34 M.): “flammae,Ov. M. 14, 467: “ignis,id. Her. 8, 14: “miles,id. ib. 24: “manus,id. R. Am. 66: “res,id. M. 13, 59. Esp. freq.,
A. Subst. plur.: Dănăi , ōrum, m., the Danai, for the Greeks (esp. freq. of the Greeks before Troy), Cic. Tusc. 4, 23, 52; id. Fin. 2, 6, 18; Prop. 3, 8, 31 (4, 7, 31 M.); Verg. A. 2, 5 et saep.—Gen. plur.: “Danaum,Lucr. 1, 87; Prop. 2, 26, 38 (3, 22, 18 M.); 3, 9, 40 (4, 8, 40 M.); Verg. A. 1, 30 et saep.—
B. Dănăĭdes , um, f., Δαναἱ̈́δες, the daughters of Danaus, the Danaides, who, with the exception of Hypermnestra, murdered their husbands at their father's command, Hyg. Fab. 170; 255; Sen. Herc. Fur. 757. The classical poets substitute Danai proles, Tib. 1, 3, 79; cf. Prop. 2, 31, 4 (3, 29, 4 M.): “Danai puellae,Hor. Od. 3, 11, 23: “Danai genus infame,id. ib. 2, 14, 18.—
C. Dănăĭdae , ārum, m., Δαναΐδαι = Danai (v. no. II. A.), the Greeks, Sen. Troad. 611.
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