Tubal-cain

or Tu·bal·cain

[ too-buhl-keyn, tyoo- ]
/ ˈtu bəlˌkeɪn, ˈtyu- /

noun

the son of Lamech and Zillah: the progenitor of metalworkers. Genesis 4:22.

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Origin of Tubal-cain

From Late Latin Thubalcain, from Greek Thóbal, from Hebrew Tūbhal-qayin “Tubal the smith,” equivalent to Tūbhal, a geographic and ethnic name of uncertain meaning + qayin “smith” in Hebrew and cognate languages
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British Dictionary definitions for Tubal-cain

Tubal-cain
/ (ˈtjuːbəlˌkeɪn) /

noun

Old Testament a son of Lamech, said in Genesis 4:22 to be the first artificer of metals
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