In Greek mythology, Danaë was a daughter of King Acrisius of Argos and his wife Queen Eurydice. She was the mother of Perseus by Zeus. She was sometimes credited with founding the city of Ardea in Latium.
(v. i.) To move with measured steps, or to a musical accompaniment; to go through, either alone or in company with others, with a regulated succession of movements, (commonly) to the sound of music; to trip or leap rhythmically.
(v. i.) To move nimbly or merrily; to express pleasure by motion; to caper; to frisk; to skip about.
(v. i.) The leaping, tripping, or measured stepping of one who dances; an amusement, in which the movements of the persons are regulated by art, in figures and in accord with music.
(v. i.) A tune by which dancing is regulated, as the minuet, the waltz, the cotillon, etc.
(v. t.) To cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about, or up and down; to dandle.