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. 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
    • Shen Illiam Bane.
      • That's fair-haired William.
  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.

NorwegianEdit

NounEdit

bane

  1. A trajectory
  2. A railway line
  3. A sports field.
  4. A racing track.

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

bane

  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

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