sain

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verb \ˈsān\

Definition of sain

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 dialectal British :  to make the sign of the cross on (oneself)

  3. 2 dialectal 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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