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HebrewEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from the verb קָנָה (kánáh, "to get" or "create")

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

קַיִן (káyin) [pattern: קֶטֶל]

  1. Cain, the son of Adam.
  2. A collective term for the Kenites, a biblical ethnic group.

See alsoEdit

הֶבֶל (Hével)

ReferencesEdit


YiddishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old High German kinni, from Proto-Germanic *kinnuz.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Litvish, Poylish) IPA(key): [kɪn]

NounEdit

קין (kinm, plural קינס (kins)

  1. chin

Etymology 2Edit

From Hebrew קַיִן.

Proper nounEdit

קין (kaynm

  1. Cain, the son of Adam.