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verb 
  1. (context, transitive, archaic) To make the sign of the cross on or over something or someone.
  2. (context, intransitive, obsolete, _, except in Scots) To make the sign of the cross.
  3. (context, 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
Etymology: segnian, seÄnian, from signare.


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