What does cain mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cain(noun)

    (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Cain killed Abel out of jealousy and was exiled by God


  1. Cain(ProperNoun)

    The eldest son of Adam and Eve as described in Genesis. (see Cain and Abel).

  2. Origin: From Hebrew קַיִן (qayin) ‘craftsman’.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cain

    kān, n. a murderer, from Cain, who killed his brother Abel (Gen. iv.).—adj. Cain′-col′oured (Shak.), reddish, the traditional colour of the hair of Cain and Judas.—n. Cain′ite, a descendant of Cain: a member of a 2d-century set of Gnostics who revered Cain and Judas.

  2. Cain

    Kain, kān, n. in old Scots law, rent paid in kind, esp. in poultry, &c.—To pay the cain, to pay the penalty. [Ir. and Gael, cáin, rent, tax.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cain

    according to Genesis, the first-born of Adam and Eve, and therefore of the race, and the murderer of his brother Abel.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. cain

    The first progressive.

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Anagrams for cain »

  1. Inca, NIAC

  2. Inca

  3. NIAC


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cain in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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