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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to Cadmus, a mythical prince of Thebes, said to have introduced into Greece the sixteen simple letters of the alphabet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Cadmus, a fabulous prince of Thebes, who was said to have introduced into Greece the sixteen simple letters of the alphabet -- α, β, γ, δ, ε, ι, κ, λ, μ, ν, ο, π, ρ, σ, τ, υ. These are called Cadmean letters.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to Cadmus, a legendary hero, founder of Thebes in Bœotia, who is said to have introduced into Greece, from Phenicia, the sixteen simple letters of the Greek alphabet, α, β, γ, δ, ε, ι, κ, λ, μ, ν, ο, π, ρ, σ, τ, υ, which are therefore called Cadmean letters.

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