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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.
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(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
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a Phoenician of Greek myth who founded the city of Thebes.
Cad•me•an (kædˈmi ən) adj.
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|Noun||1.||Cadmus - (Greek mythology) the brother of Europa and traditional founder of Thebes in Boeotia|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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