noun Cain·ite \ˈkāˌnīt\

Definition of Cainite



  1. 1 :  a descendant of Cain, one of the sons of Adam

  2. 2 [Late Latin Cainita, from Cain + Latin -ita -ite] :  a member of a gnostic sect that regarded the Old Testament as an account of the work of a demiurge and a distortion of the true nature of such men as Cain, whom they honored

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Origin and Etymology of cainite

Cain, son of Adam + English -ite — more at cain

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