variants: or Cadmaean \ (ˈ)kad¦mēən , ˈkadm-​ \

Definition of Cadmean

: of, relating to, associated with, or derived from Cadmus

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First Known Use of Cadmean

1603, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cadmean

Latin Cadmeus (from Greek Kadmeios, from Kadmos Cadmus, mythical founder of Thebes and introducer of the alphabet from Phoenicia into Greece) + English -an

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