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Aegyptus

(ējĭp`təs): see DanaüsDanaüs
, in Greek mythology, son of Belus and Anchinoe and twin of Aegyptus. Danaüs, who had 50 daughters, the Danaïds, and Aegyptus, who had 50 sons, ruled Libya and Arabia.
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Aegyptus

fathered 50 sons, who married the daughters of his twin brother Danaus. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 11]
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