Cain

noun
\ ˈkān How to pronounce Cain (audio) \

Definition of Cain

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the brother and murderer of Abel

Cain

biographical name
\ ˈkān How to pronounce Cain (audio) \

Definition of Cain (Entry 2 of 2)

James Mallahan 1892–1977 American novelist

First Known Use of Cain

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cain

Noun

Hebrew Qayin

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“Cain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cain. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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