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< /nils ˈhɛn rɪk/, 1802–29, Norwegian mathematician.

  • a male given name.
  • noun

    1. Old Testament the second son of Adam and Eve, a shepherd, murdered by his brother Cain (Genesis 4:1–8)

    masc. proper name, in Old Testament, second son of Adam and Eve, from Hebrew Hebhel, literally “breath,” also “vanity.”

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