sain

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English seġnian, from Latin signō.

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Verb[edit]

sain (third-person singular simple present sains, present participle saining, simple past and past participle sained)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To make the sign of the cross on or over something or someone.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete except in Scots) To make the sign of the cross.
  3. (transitive, 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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Finnish[edit]

Verb[edit]

sain

  1. First-person singular indicative past form of saada.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French, from Latin sanus

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sain m (feminine saine, masculine plural sains, feminine plural saines)

  1. healthy; in good health

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Middle English[edit]

Verb[edit]

sain

  1. Alternative form of seien.

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin sanus

Adjective[edit]

sain m (feminine saine)

  1. healthy; in good health

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Sursilvan) sein
  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) sagn

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sinus (compare French sein, Italian seno, Romanian sân, Spanish seno).

Noun[edit]

sain m

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, anatomy) breast (of a woman)

Related terms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Surmiran) pèz
  • (Sutsilvan) péz
  • (Puter, Vallader) pet

Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

sain

  1. To make the sign of the cross, to genuflect