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sain

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transitive verb \ˈsān\

Definition of sain

  1. 1 dial British :  to make the sign of the cross on (oneself)

  2. 2 dial British :  bless



Origin and Etymology of sain

Middle English, from Old English segnian, from Late Latin signare, from Latin, to mark — more at sign


First Known Use: before 12th century


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