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Cadmean definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or concerning Cadmus, a mythical prince of Thebes, believed to have introduced into Greece the sixteen simple letters of alphabet.
    • Of or with respect to Cadmus, a fabulous prince of Thebes, who was said to have introduced into Greece the sixteen quick letters of alphabet -- α, β, γ, δ, ε, ι, κ, λ, μ, ν, ο, π, ρ, σ, τ, υ. They are known as Cadmean letters.
  • others:
    • 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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