from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, the eldest son of Adam and Eve, who murdered his brother Abel out of jealousy and was condemned to be a fugitive.
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- proper n. The eldest son of Adam and Eve as described in Genesis. (see Cain and Abel).
- proper n. A male given name
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- n. (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
From Hebrew קַיִן (Káyin, "craftsman"). (Wiktionary)