Cadmus

1
[ kad-muh s ]
/ ˈkæd məs /
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noun

Paul,1904–1999, U.S. painter and etcher.

Cadmus

2
[ kad-muh s ]
/ ˈkæd məs /

noun

Classical Mythology. a Phoenician prince who introduced writing to the Greeks and who founded the city of Thebes in the company of five warriors.
Compare Sparti.

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Cadmus

/ (ˈkædməs) /

noun

Greek myth a Phoenician prince who killed a dragon and planted its teeth, from which sprang a multitude of warriors who fought among themselves until only five remained, who joined Cadmus to found Thebes
Derived FormsCadmean, adjective

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