adjective Cad·me·an \(ˈ)kad¦mēən, ˈkadm-\
variants: or


\(ˈ)kad¦mēən, ˈkadm-\

Definition of Cadmean

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

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Origin and Etymology of cadmean

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

First Known Use: 1603

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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