Cain

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See also: cain, Caín, and Caïn

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From Hebrew קַיִן (Káyin, craftsman).

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Cain

  1. (religion) The eldest son of Adam and Eve as described in Genesis and the Quran. (See Cain and 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.

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