From Middle English signe, sygne, syng, seine, sine, syne, from Old English seġn and Old French signe, seing; both from Latin signum; root uncertain. signum. Partially displaced native token.
From Middle English signen, seinen, seinien, partly from Old English seġnian and partly from Anglo-Norman en, seiner et al., Old French signer et al., and their source Latin signare ("to mark, seal, indicate, signify"); all from Latin signum ("a mark, sign"); see Etymology 1, above. Compare sain.
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