Cad·​mus ˈkad-məs How to pronounce Cadmus (audio)
: the legendary founder of Thebes

Word History


Latin, from Greek Kadmos

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cadmus was in the 14th century

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“Cadmus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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