Gender Masculine
Scripts Κάδμος(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. KAD-məs(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Latinized form of Greek Κάδμος (Kadmos), of uncertain meaning. In Greek mythology Cadmus was the son of the Phoenician king Agenor. He was sent by his father to rescue his sister Europa, who had been abducted by Zeus, although he did not succeed in retrieving her. According to legend, Cadmus founded the city of Thebes and introduced the alphabet to Greece.

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Entry updated May 29, 2020