Word – Bane
Bane – Word of the Day
[noun]: Something troublesome or instigation of unhappiness.
: A deadly poison
: A thing or person that spoils or ruins.
: Something that causes death
In the years of 800 AD, the word ‘bane’ was first recorded in the Old English Chronicles. The origin is derived from an Old as well as the Middle English Word, ‘bana’, meaning ‘murderer.’ Back in the days, this word was used for deadly threats. By the 14th century, this word was being used for ‘poison.’ Hence, plants that were deadly to life got this word, such as henbane and wolfsbane. It was not until the end of the 16th century that this word got the meaning that is prevalently used today. One of the most used phrases with this word is ‘bane to my existence.’
1. The defender is the sole bane for all the hopes of scoring well in this match.
2. This winter is nothing more than a bane for old people.
3. The king was poisoned with a bane in his drink.
4. A broken heel is bane for any athlete.
5. Consuming a plant-based diet without knowing the benefits could be a bane.
6. Because of the storm, the ocean turned nothing but a bane for the sinking ship and drowning passengers.
7. Equipment failure is one of the major banes for factory owners.
8. Consuming non-vegetarian food items seem nothing more than a bane for a vegan.
9. Gambling became a bane for his property and assets.
10. Wolfsbane is one of the most obsolete forms of bane.