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Etymology 1

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

Noun

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Singular
bane

Plural
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bane ({{{1}}})
  1. A cause of misery or death; an affliction or curse
  2. (dated) Poison, especially any of several poisonous plants
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Verb

Infinitive
to bane

Third person singular
ban

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to bane (third-person singular simple present ban, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To kill, especially by poison; to be the poison of.
  2. (transitive) To be the bane of.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English northern dialect ban, from Old English bān

Noun

Singular
bane

Plural
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bane ({{{1}}})
  1. (chiefly Template loop detected: Template:context 2) bone

References

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

Dutch

Verb

form of banen


Manx

Adjective

bane

  1. white

Norwegian

Noun

bane

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

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