from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology A Phoenician prince who killed a dragon and sowed its teeth, from which sprang up an army of men who fought one another until only five survived. With these five men Cadmus founded the city of Thebes.
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- proper n. 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.
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- n. (Greek mythology) the brother of Europa and traditional founder of Thebes in Boeotia
Greek Kadmos, of Phoenician origin; see qdm in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Via Latin Cadmūs, from Ancient Greek Κάδμος (Kadmos). (Wiktionary)