Cadmus Definition

A Phoenician prince and founder of Thebes: he kills a dragon and sows its teeth, from which many armed men rise, fighting each other, until only five are left to help him build the city.
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(Greek mythology) A Phoenician prince, son of king Agenor of Tyre. Was sent by his royal parents to seek and return his sister Europa after being abducted from Phoenicia by Zeus. Credited with founding Greek city of Thebes and inventing Greek alphabet.


Origin of Cadmus

  • Greek Kadmos of Phoenician origin qdm in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Via Latin Cadmūs, from Ancient Greek Κάδμος (Kadmos).

    From Wiktionary

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