Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Cain, the first son of Adam

Hebrew: קַיִן, qayin (H7014)

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Here are Cain, Kenite and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word קַיִן mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H7014

Hebrew Base Word: קַיִן

Part of speech: Proper Name

Usage: Cain, Kenite(-s)

Literally: possession, smiths

Definition: Cain, the first son of Adam; Kajin, the name of a place in Palestine, and of a Middle Eastern tribe.

Detailed definition:

  1. (n pr m) eldest son of Adam and Eve and the first murderer having murdered his brother Abel.
  2. (n pr gent) the tribe from which the father-in-law of Moses was a member and which lived in the area between southern Palestine and the mountains of Sinai.

Derived terms: The same as H7013 (with a play upon the affinity to H7069).

Comments: Cain means "possession," and Kenites means "smiths".


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: k’ɑˈjɪn̪
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: kɑˈjin
  3. Transliteration: qayin
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ka-YIN
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ka-YEEN

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