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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.

[Greek Kadmos, of Phoenician origin; see qdm in Semitic roots.]


(Classical Myth & Legend) 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
ˈCadmean adj


(ˈkæd məs)

a Phoenician of Greek myth who founded the city of Thebes.
Cad•me•an (kædˈmi ən) adj.
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Noun1.Cadmus - (Greek mythology) the brother of Europa and traditional founder of Thebes in Boeotia
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
imaginary being, imaginary creature - a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
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Europa is intended to initially provide a high quality alternative route to the existing Cadmos Lebanon-Cyprus cable, and eventually completely replace the older system, while also forming a bridge between the I-ME-WE cable landing in Lebanon and the Alexandros subsystem landing in Cyprus.
The EUROPA system will enhance and gradually replace the existing CADMOS cable system, also connecting Lebanon and Cyprus, thus providing an alternative route to IMEWE, which has suffered failures before.
The EUROPA system will replace the ageing CADMOS cable and connect Lebanon and Cyrus to a high-quality alternative route.
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