(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
The eldest son of Adam and Eve as described in Genesis. (see Cain and Abel).
Origin: From Hebrew קַיִן (qayin) ‘craftsman’.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.
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
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
The first progressive.
The numerical value of cain in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of cain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I figured Lorenzo Cain was going to let me pitch to their best hitter.
He saw a lawyer killing a viper On a dunghill hard, by his own stable And the devil smiled, for it put him in mind Of Cain and his brother, Abel.
Four years ago, Herman Cain was winning right now. Eight years ago, Rudy Giuliani was winning right now. So I think we all need take a deep breath. Campaigns matter, what you do matters and it doesn't happen overnight.
We are supposed to be the children of Seth; but Seth is too much of an effete nonentity to deserve ancestral regard. No, we are the sons of Cain, and with violence can be associated the attacks on sound, stone, wood and metal that produced civilization.
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