Cain

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noun \ˈkān\

Definition of Cain

  1. :  the brother and murderer of Abel

Origin and Etymology of cain

Hebrew Qayin


Cain

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biographical name \ˈkān\

Definition of Cain

  1. James Mallahan 1892–1977 American novelist


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