sain

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.

Origin:
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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sain (seɪn)
 
vb
archaic (tr) to make the sign of the cross over so as to bless or protect from evil or sin
 
[Old English segnian, from Latin signare to sign (with the cross)]

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