- Bible the oldest son of Adam and Eve, who killed his brother Abel: Gen. 4
- any murderer, esp. of a brother
Origin of CainClassical Hebrew (language) qayin, literally , one created
- to create a great commotion
- to cause much trouble
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.
From Hebrew קַיִן (Káyin, “craftsman”).