Cadmus

noun
Cad·mus | \ ˈkad-məs \

Definition of Cadmus 

: the legendary founder of Thebes

First Known Use of Cadmus

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cadmus

Latin, from Greek Kadmos

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