Origin of bane
Related Words for banesruination, undoing, disaster, downfall, torment, affliction, nuisance, curse, ruin, poison, venom, woe, blight, plague, burden, trouble, destruction, scourge, trial, calamity
Examples from the Web for banes
Contemporary Examples of 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.
Historical Examples of banes
O'Rourke snorted disgustedly: "Lave it to Bhoynton to shpill the banes!"Terry
Charles Goff Thomson
Leucorrhea is one of the banes of the modern girl and woman.Woman
William J. Robinson
I shall give way to the extent of asking Captain Banes to let him go with us.
The next minute the mate was face to face with Captain Banes.
The mate did not stir till he had seen Captain Banes on board.
- a fatal poison
- (in combination)ratsbane
Word Origin for bane
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.