To make the sign of the cross on or over something or someone.
To make the sign of the cross.
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. u2014 Robert Nye, The Facts of Life
Origin: segnian, from signo.
to sanctify; to bless so as to protect from evil influence
Origin: [Cf. Saint, Sane.]
Sain, in full – Recordiau Sain Cyf is a Welsh record label, which was in the Welsh folk revival. Cwmni Sain was founded in Cardiff in 1969 by singers and songwriters Dafydd Iwan and Huw Jones, and businessman Brian Morgan Edwards, as a home for Welsh-language rock and folk music, which was otherwise finding it difficult to 'break through' in the UK market. Sain is regarded as being the first Welsh record company to be self-sufficient in terms of independence from other British companies, and laid the foundation for subsequent Welsh labels. The company released its first single in October 1969, Huw Jones' "Dŵr", a song about the drowning of the Tryweryn Valley, in the north-west of Wales, to form Llyn Celyn reservoir. Many of the company’s early releases were recorded at the Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire. In the early 1970s Sain moved to the Caernarfon area, and opened their first recording studio in 1975 near Llandwrog. Musicians who have recorded for the label include Meic Stevens and Geraint Jarman. Today Sain remains the biggest producer of music of Wales, covering traditional, folk, rock, pop, hip-hop, rap, country and classical music.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sā′in (Shak.), pa.p. of say.
sān, v.t. (Scot.) to bless so as to protect from evil. [A.S. segnian—L. signāre—signum, mark.]
anis, ANSI, ASIN, Isan, Sina
The numerical value of sain in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of sain in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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