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From Proto-Germanic *taikną. Cognate with Old Frisian tēken, Old Saxon tēkan, Old High German zeihhan, Old Norse teikn, Gothic 𐍄𐌰𐌹𐌺𐌽𐍃 (taikns).



tācn n

  1. sign
  2. token, credential
  3. sign of the Zodiac
  4. a distinguishing mark
  5. a sign to attract attention, signal
  6. a sign of anything future, a prognostic
  7. an action that conveys a meaning
  8. an indication, a mark which shows condition or state
  9. a sign which shews the truth or reality of anything, proof, demonstration, evidence
  10. a supernatural sign, miracle
  11. a signal event, remarkable circumstance