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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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(Historical Terms) history (in Scotland and Ireland) payment in kind, usually farm produce paid as rent
[C12: from Scottish Gaelic cāin rent, perhaps ultimately from Late Latin canōn tribute (see canon); compare Middle Irish cāin law]
1. (Biography) the first son of Adam and Eve, who killed his brother Abel (Genesis 4:1–16)
2. raise Cain
a. to cause a commotion
b. to react or protest heatedly
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the first son of Adam and Eve, who murdered his brother Abel. Gen. 4.Idioms:
raise Cain, to behave boisterously or violently; make a disturbance.
James M., 1892–1977, U.S. novelist.
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|Noun||1.||Cain - (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|
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
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Cain[keɪn] n → Caino
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