Cain

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See also: cain, cáin, Caín, càin, Cáin, and Caïn

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Titian's Cain and Abel (1542-4)

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From Hebrew קַיִן(Káyin, craftsman), present since Old English.

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Cain

  1. (biblical) The son of Adam and Eve who killed his brother Abel.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Genesis 4:8:
      And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
    According to the Book of Jubilees Cain got married to his sister Awan.
  2. (rare) A male given name.
  3. A surname​.

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