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[key-nuh] /ˈkeɪ nə/
an ancient town in N Israel, in Galilee: scene of Jesus' first miracle. John 2:1, 11. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And yet it is clearly no august regal marriage which is taking place at Cana.

    The Gospel of St. John Frederick Denison Maurice
  • Is not the water of Cana that was made wine a witness to His glory?

  • Occasionally he would join in some athletic exercise with youths from Cana, and in wrestling, strive who could overcome the other.

    I.N.R.I. Peter Rosegger
  • The wedding at Cana was probably on the green lawn of a peasant's home.

    A Layman's Life of Jesus Samuel H. M. Byers
  • I shall have it as simple and attractive as I Cana real country fair, with booths and lemonade stands.

  • Said the mother to the servants of Cana, "Whatsoever He saith unto you, do it."

  • And of this the Wedding at Cana furnishes a most eloquent proof.

    Veronese Fr. (Franois) Crastre
  • The wine in this flask is some of that left from the marriage feast at Cana.

  • I was glad to see here one of the jars from the marriage-supper in Cana.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • And we can see here in this incident at Cana the whole mode of prayer.

    Our Lady Saint Mary J. G. H. Barry
British Dictionary definitions for Cana


(New Testament) the town in Galilee, north of Nazareth, where Jesus performed his first miracle by changing water into wine (John 2:1, 11)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Cana in the Bible

reedy, a town of Galilee, near Capernaum. Here our Lord wrought his first miracle, the turning of water into wine (John 2:1-11; 4:46). It is also mentioned as the birth-place of Nathanael (21:2). It is not mentioned in the Old Testament. It has been identified with the modern Kana el-Jelil, also called Khurbet Kana, a place 8 or 9 miles north of Nazareth. Others have identified it with Kefr Kenna, which lies on the direct road to the Sea of Galilee, about 5 miles north-east of Nazareth, and 12 in a direct course from Tiberias. It is called "Cana of Galilee," to distinguish it from Cana of Asher (Josh. 19:28).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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