קין

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from the verb קָנָה (kánáh, "to get" or "create")

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

קַיִן (káyin) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. Cain, the son of Adam.
  2. A collective term for the Kenites, a biblical ethnic group.

See also[edit]

הֶבֶל(Hével)

References[edit]

  • H7014 in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to the Bible, 1979
  • For the less common biblical meaning "create," Iain Provan (10 May 2016). Discovering Genesis: Content, Interpretation, Reception. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. p. 99. →ISBN.
  • For the term as a collective for Kenites, Ruth W. Mellinkoff (29 April 2003). The Mark of Cain. Wipf and Stock Publishers. p. 150. →ISBN.

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German kinni, from Proto-Germanic *kinnuz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard, Litvish, Poylish) IPA(key): [kɪn]

Noun[edit]

קין (kinm, plural קינס(kins)

  1. chin

Etymology 2[edit]

From Hebrew קַיִן(qayin).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

קין (Kaynm

  1. Cain, the son of Adam.