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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bane  \Bane\,  v.  t. 
  To  be  the  bane  of  to  ruin.  [Obs.]  --Fuller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bane  \Bane\  (b[=a]n),  n.  [OE.  bane  destruction,  AS  bana 
  murderer;  akin  to  Icel.  bani  death,  murderer,  OHG.  bana 
  murder,  bano  murderer,  Goth.  banja  stroke,  wound,  Gr  foney`s 
  murderer,  fo`nos  murder,  OIr.  bath  death,  benim  I  strike. 
  [root]31.] 
  1.  That  which  destroys  life,  esp.  poison  of  a  deadly  quality. 
  [Obs.  except  in  combination,  as  in  ratsbane,  henbane, 
  etc.] 
 
  2.  Destruction;  death.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  cup  of  deception  spiced  and  tempered  to  their 
  bane.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Any  cause  of  ruin,  or  lasting  injury;  harm;  woe. 
 
  Money,  thou  bane  of  bliss,  and  source  of  woe. 
  --Herbert. 
 
  4.  A  disease  in  sheep,  commonly  termed  the  rot. 
 
  Syn:  Poison;  ruin;  destruction;  injury;  pest. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bane 
  n  :  something  causes  misery  or  death;  "the  bane  of  my  life" 
  [syn:  {curse},  {scourge},  {nemesis}] 




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