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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Cain /ˈken/
 該隱;殺弟者,惡魔

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Cain
      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: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Cain
    a possession; a spear. (1.) The first-born son of Adam and Eve
    (Gen. 4). He became a tiller of the ground, as his brother Abel
    followed the pursuits of pastoral life. He was "a sullen,
    self-willed, haughty, vindictive man; wanting the religious
    element in his character, and defiant even in his attitude
    towards God." It came to pass "in process of time" (marg. "at
    the end of days"), i.e., probably on the Sabbath, that the two
    brothers presented their offerings to the Lord. Abel's offering
    was of the "firstlings of his flock and of the fat," while
    Cain's was "of the fruit of the ground." Abel's sacrifice was
    "more excellent" (Heb. 11:4) than Cain's, and was accepted by
    God. On this account Cain was "very wroth," and cherished
    feelings of murderous hatred against his brother, and was at
    length guilty of the desperate outrage of putting him to death
    (1 John 3:12). For this crime he was expelled from Eden, and
    henceforth led the life of an exile, bearing upon him some mark
    which God had set upon him in answer to his own cry for mercy,
    so that thereby he might be protected from the wrath of his
    fellow-men; or it may be that God only gave him some sign to
    assure him that he would not be slain (Gen. 4:15). Doomed to be
    a wanderer and a fugitive in the earth, he went forth into the
    "land of Nod", i.e., the land of "exile", which is said to have
    been in the "east of Eden," and there he built a city, the first
    we read of, and called it after his son's name, Enoch. His
    descendants are enumerated to the sixth generation. They
    gradually degenerated in their moral and spiritual condition
    till they became wholly corrupt before God. This corruption
    prevailed, and at length the Deluge was sent by God to prevent
    the final triumph of evil. (See ABEL.)
      (2.) A town of the Kenites, a branch of the Midianites (Josh.
    15:57), on the east edge of the mountain above Engedi; probably
    the "nest in a rock" mentioned by Balaam (Num. 24:21). It is
    identified with the modern Yekin, 3 miles south-east of Hebron.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Cain, possession, or possessed