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 Dana’ides (4 syl.).Danaw. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
According to the Roman de Rose, Denmark means the country of Dan’aos, who settled here with a colony after the siege of Troy, as Brutus is said by the same sort of name-legend to have settled in Britain. Saxo-German’icus, with equal absurdity, makes Dan, the son of Humble, the first king, to account for the name of the country.   1

 Dana’ides (4 syl.).Danaw. 

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