sain

verb
\ ˈsān How to pronounce sain (audio) \
sained; saining; sains

Definition of sain

transitive verb

1 dialectal British : to make the sign of the cross on (oneself)
2 dialectal British : bless

First Known Use of sain

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sain

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

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“Sain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sain. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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