Definition of Saining

1. Noun. (context: Wicca) A ritual analogous to baptism for the infants of pagans wherein the family commits to care for a child and but not necessarily an indoctrination into the belief system ¹



2. Verb. (present participle of sain) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Saining

1. sain [v] - See also: sain

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saining

sailyard
saim
saimin
saimins
saimir
saimiri
saimirinae
saimiris
saims
sain
saine
sained
sainfeldite
sainfoin
sainfoins
saining (current term)
sainings
sains
saint
saint's day
saint-simonian
saint kitts and nevis
saint lucia
saint vincent and the grenadines
saintdom
saintdoms
sainted
saintess
saintesses
sainthood

Literary usage of Saining

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1. Notes on the Folk-lore of the Northern Counties of England and the Borders by William Henderson (1866)
"... saining a corpse—Death with the tide—Discovery of the drowned— Carrying the dead with the sun. THROUGHOUT the Borders, and in the six northern counties ..."

2. Lean's Collectanea by Vincent Stuckey Lean, Julia Lucy Woodward (1903)
"The candle for " saining" should be procured from a suspected witch or wizard, ... The saining candle must be kept burning through the night, and the table ..."

3. Ethnology in Folklore by George Laurence Gomme (1892)
"It appears that the saining candle must be kept burning throughout the night, and it seems that the reason for this may well be in order to ..."

4. Ethnology in Folklore by George Laurence Gomme (1892)
"It appears that the saining candle must be kept burning throughout the night, and it seems that the reason for this ..."

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