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EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English bane, from Old English bana, from Proto-Germanic *banô; akin to Old High German bano (death), Icelandic bani (bane, death).

NounEdit

bane (plural banes)

  1. A cause of misery or death; an affliction or curse
    the bane of my existence
    • Herbert
      Money, thou bane of bliss, and source of woe.
  2. (dated) Poison, especially any of several poisonous plants
  3. (obsolete) A killer, murderer, slayer
  4. (obsolete) destruction; death
    • Milton
      The cup of deception spiced and tempered to their bane.
  5. A disease of sheep; the rot.
AntonymsEdit
  • (affliction or curse): boon
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

bane (third-person singular simple present banes, present participle baning, simple past and past participle baned)

  1. (transitive) To kill, especially by poison; to be the poison of.
  2. (transitive) To be the bane of.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English northern dialect ban, from Old English bān

NounEdit

bane (plural banes)

  1. (chiefly Scotland) A bone

ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bane

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of banen

ManxEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish bán, from Proto-Celtic *bānos (white).

AdjectiveEdit

bane (comparative, superlative and plural baney)

  1. white, blank, pallid
    • Er cabbyl bane va mee.
      • My mount was a white horse.
    • Haink daah bane yn aggle er.
      • He blanched with fear.
  2. fair, blonde
  3. fallow
    • Faag y magher bane.
      • Leave the field lea.

Derived termsEdit

MutationEdit

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bane vane mane
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German bane, compare with German Bahn

NounEdit

bane m (definite singular banen, indefinite plural baner, definite plural banene)

  1. a trajectory
  2. a railway line
  3. a sports field.
  4. a racing track.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse bani

NounEdit

bane m (definite singular banen, indefinite plural baner, definite plural banene)

  1. a death (by murder)

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German bane, compare with German Bahn

NounEdit

bane m, f (definite singular banen or bana, indefinite plural banar or baner, definite plural banane or banene)

  1. a trajectory
  2. a railway line
  3. a sports field.
  4. a racing track.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse bani

NounEdit

bane m (definite singular banen, indefinite plural banar, definite plural banane)

  1. a death (by murder)

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English bān, from Proto-Germanic *bainą.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ben]
  • (Mid Northern Scots) IPA(key): [bin], [bein]

NounEdit

bane (plural banes)

  1. (anatomy) bone, limb

Derived termsEdit