I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bana; akin to Old High German bano death Date: before 12th century 1. a. obsolete killer, slayer b. poison c. death, destruction <
stop the way of those that seek my bane — Philip Sidney
d. woe 2. a source of harm or ruin ; curse <
national frontiers have been more of a bane than a boon for mankind — D. C. Thomson
II. transitive verb (baned; baning) Date: 1578 obsolete to kill especially with poison III. noun Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect) ban, from Old English bān — more at bone Date: before 12th century chiefly Scottish bone

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