The most famous Phoenician in Ancient Greek writing was Cadmus (Κάδμος).
The common theory of the meaning is through קדם
, this initial letter is Ϙ, this maybe proven if the name is found written Ϙάδμος, the sound of this letter shifted into Φ as in קין
/Φοῖνιξ. An example in Bible with פישון
also written קישון
from Σκυθῶν "Scythian" (־ון/-ῶν).
Another idea that i came up with, the name Κάδμος retains the Phoenician Κ, evidence is with κάδος 'Jar or vessel for water or wine' that is כד
, this noun appears 18 times in Old Testament, as well as appearing in Ugaritic, Aramaic and Punic.https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/כד
The name Κάδμος as the -μος ending, a variant of -ιον and -μα, in fact, there is κάδιον, Dim. of κάδος, also written κάδδιον and κάδιν. -ιον/-μα are most often turned into the prefix, מ־
, then Κάδμος would then be מכד
. This may be plausible, by comparison, Jacob was named for κακκάβα 'large pot that sits atop a tripod'
κῆδος (κᾶδος in Doric) means 'care about, anxiety, grief, esp. cares for the dead, mourning, connexion by marriage.
κήδω (κάδω) 'Act., trouble, distress, to be concerned, care for, c. gen, of persons or cities
κηδάζω (καδάζω) = καθαίρω, Hsch. κηδαίνω , collat. form of κήδω Id. κήδαλον: αἰδοῖον, κέρας, σκάλαθρον
Κάδμος /-μος/ might also mean מסדה
'foundation, colony' (κτίσμα) איסד
κτίζω 'of a city, found, build, plant a grove, bring into being cf. καθίστημι 'to bring down to a place'מיסדה
κτισμός 'foundation, “πόλεως” כדי
κατά 'according to