Cadmus
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Kadmos Date: 14th century the legendary founder of Thebes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Cadmus — Cadmus, or Kadmos ( el. Κάδμος), in Greek mythology, was a Phoenician prince, [John B. Alden, (1883). The Greek Anthology , pp. 160 162: Cadmus am I: ...though I am Phoenician born, I taught you Greeks your Alpha, Beta, Gamma .] son of Agenor and …   Wikipedia

  • Cadmus — [kad′məs] n. [Gr Kadmos] Class. Legend 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 …   English World dictionary

  • CADMUS — I. CADMUS Agenoris fil. Phoenicum Rex. Alii eum e Tyro, alii autem e Sidone arcessunt, quibus habenda potior fides, quia Cadmi aevô Tyrus nondum erat condita. Regis filium Graeci faciunt, ut suo honori consulant, quia regnavit in Graecia; sed hoc …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Cadmus — /kad meuhs/, n. Paul, born 1904, U.S. painter and etcher. /kad meuhs/, n. Class. Myth. a Phoenician prince who introduced writing to the Greeks and who founded the city of Thebes in the company of five warriors. Cf. Sparti. * * * In Greek… …   Universalium

  • Cadmus — Kadmos (gr. Κάδμος) oder Cadmus (lat.) ist ein griechischer, männlicher Vorname. Die Bedeutung des Namens ist unbekannt und wahrscheinlich phönizischen Ursprungs. Bekannte Namensträger: Kadmos, Sohn des Agenor und der Telephassa, Gründer und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cadmus — Cadmos Pour les articles homonymes, voir Cadmos (homonymie). Cadmos et le dragon, amphore à figures noires d Eubée, v.  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cadmus — n. son of Agenor, Greek legendary hero, founder of the city of Thebes and creator of the Sparti (Greek Mythology); family name; Paul Cadmus (1904 1999), US etcher and painter; male first name …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cadmus — /ˈkædməs/ (say kadmuhs) noun Greek Legend a Phoenician prince who planted the teeth of a dragon he had slain, from which sprang up many warriors who fought each other until only five survived. These five, led by Cadmus, founded Thebes. –Cadmean,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cadmus — noun 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 …   Wiktionary

  • Cadmus — Cạdmus,   griechischer Mythos: Kadmos …   Universal-Lexikon

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