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bane

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noun \ˈbān\

Definition of bane

  1. 1 a obsolete :  killer, slayer b :  poison c :  death, destruction <stop the way of those that seek my bane — Philip Sidney> d :  woe

  2. 2 :  a source of harm or ruin :  curse <national frontiers have been more of a bane than a boon for mankind — D. C. Thomson>



Origin of bane

Middle English, from Old English bana; akin to Old High German bano death


First Known Use: before 12th century


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bane

verb

Definition of bane

banedban·ing

obsolete

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to kill especially with poison



1578

First Known Use of bane

1578


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bane

noun

Definition of bane

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  bone



Origin of bane

Middle English (northern dialect) ban, from Old English bān — more at bone


First Known Use: before 12th century


Medical Dictionary

bane

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noun \ˈbān\

Medical Definition of bane

  1. :  poison—see henbane





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