verb (used with object) Archaic.
Origin of sain
Examples from the Web for sain
Sain and Augustin between them held the sceptre of miniature painting under the Empire.Cousin Betty|Honore de Balzac
As it nis good, I nill say—or sain, instead of it is not good—I will not say.Chaucer for Children|Mrs. H. R. Haweis
Of the townships on the north of the Sain River one is Akhs.The Bbur-nma in English|Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
Sain de Bois-le Comte, one of the staff, became minister plenipotentiary at Turin.An Englishman in Paris|Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
L'pus jone dit a sain pre, "Main pre, baill m'cheu qu doo me 'r v'nir ed vous bien," et lue pre leu partit sain bien.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for sain
Word Origin for sain
Word Origin and History for sain
"to cross oneself; to mark with the sign of the cross," Old English segnian, from Latin signare "to sign" (in Church Latin "to make the sign of the Cross"); see sign (n.). A common Germanic borrowing, cf. Old Saxon segnon, Dutch zegenen, Old High German seganon, German segnen "to bless," Old Norse signa.