Origin of bane
Examples from the Web for banes
“What they are really doing is justifying their existence,” Banes said.
Shadman transferred millions to banks outside Afghanistan in 2013 to buy property to open a business in Dubai, according to Banes.
And over his banes when they are bare The wind sall blaw for evermair!The Master of Ballantrae|Robert Louis Stevenson
My certie, if the ill-set loon were to come up the road the noo, I wad thresh the very skin aff his banes!
Before the brothers had finished their meal Captain Banes was ashore, and an earnest conversation ensued about ways and means.Old Gold|George Manville Fenn
The Bishop thus perceiving that no good thread could be spun of such sort of Flax, caused the Banes to be forbidden.
And so, too, with Banes and others who fell victims to his relentless purpose.Life and adventures of Frank and Jesse James|J. A. Dacus
British Dictionary definitions for banes (1 of 2)
- a fatal poison
- (in combination)ratsbane
Word Origin for bane
British Dictionary definitions for banes (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for banes
Old English bana "killer, slayer, murderer; the devil," from Proto-Germanic *banon, cognate with *banja- "wound" (cf. Old Frisian bona "murderer," Old Norse bani, Old High German bana "murder," Old English benn "wound," Gothic banja "stroke, wound"), from PIE root *gwhen- "to strike, kill, wound" (cf. Avestan banta "ill"). Modern sense of "that which causes ruin or woe" is from 1570s.