Definition of Cainite
1 : a descendant of Cain, one of the sons of Adam
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
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