Definitions for cadmusˈkæd məs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a Phoenician of Greek myth who founded the city of Thebes.
A Phoenician prince, son of king Agenor of Tyre. Was sent by his royal parents to seek and return his sister Europa after being abducted from Phoenicia by Zeus. Credited with founding Greek city of Thebes and inventing Greek alphabet.
Origin: Via Cadmus, from Κάδμος.