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sain

[ seyn ]

verb (used with object)

, Archaic.
  1. to make the sign of the cross on, as for protection against evil influences.
  2. to bless.


sain

/ seɪn /

verb

  1. archaic.
    tr to make the sign of the cross over so as to bless or protect from evil or sin


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sain1

before 900; Middle English; Old English segnian (cognate with German segnen to bless) < Late Latin signāre to sign with the cross
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Word History and Origins

Origin of sain1

Old English segnian, from Latin signare to sign (with the cross)
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Example Sentences

The column was re-formed at Sain Kaleh and proceeded by easier stages 200 miles further southward to Hamadan.

The upper villages of Akhs might be, however, those higher up on the Sain-dary (Sr-dary).

Ne sait-tu pas que jai promis ta femme de te ramener sain et sauf?

John Splendid crossed himself ere he had mind of his present creed, and "God sain us!"

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.

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