Sain meaning

sān
To make the sign of the cross over, or to bless, as a protection against evil.
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(archaic) To make the sign of the cross on or over something or someone.
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(archaic) To bless, to keep from evil influence.

1983, The child was sained then. Fir candles were lighted and whirled round the bed in which mother and infant lay. "” Robert Nye, The Facts of Life.

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Origin of sain

Old English seġnian, from Latin signō.