[ key-nahyt ]
/ ˈkeɪ naɪt /
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a member of a Gnostic sect that exalted Cain and regarded the God of the Old Testament as responsible for evil.
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Words nearby Cainite
caiman lizard, cain, Cain and Abel, Caine, Caingang, Cainite, caino-, cainogenesis, Cainozoic, caïque, ça ira
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How to use Cainite in a sentence
In the meantime the holy men bewailed his wretched lot, as if he had been slain by the Cainite hypocrites.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II|Martin Luther
This faith the other church, the Cainite church, not only has not, but ever persecutes it where she finds it.
But the Cainite wrath fires and distorts the eyes, scowls the brow, swells the cheeks with rage, and arms the hands.
Thus the division between the Cainite and Sethite races early became accentuated by a sectarian distinction as well.The Meeting-Place of Geology and History|Sir John William Dawson