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English Dictionary: bane by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
bane
n
  1. something causing misery or death; "the bane of my life"
    Synonym(s): bane, curse, scourge, nemesis
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bane \Bane\ (b[amac]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 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bane \Bane\, v. t.
      To be the bane of; to ruin. [Obs.] --Fuller.
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