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Related to bane: bane of my existence
a. A cause of harm, ruin, or death: "Obedience, / Bane of all genius, virtue, freedom, truth, / Makes slaves of men" (Percy Bysshe Shelley).
b. A source of persistent annoyance or exasperation: "The spellings of foreign names are often the bane of busy copy editors" (Norm Goldstein).
a. Fatal injury or ruin: "Hath some fond lover tic'd thee to thy bane?" (George Herbert).
b. A deadly poison.
[Middle English, destroyer, from Old English bana; see gwhen- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
1. a person or thing that causes misery or distress (esp in the phrase bane of one's life)
2. something that causes death or destruction
a. a fatal poison
b. (in combination): ratsbane.
4. archaic ruin or distress
[Old English bana; related to Old Norse bani death, Old High German bano destruction, death]
a Scot word for bone
1. a person or thing that ruins or spoils: Gambling was the bane of his existence.
2. a deadly poison (often used in combination, as in the names of poisonous plants): wolfsbane.
3. death; destruction.
[before 1000; Old English bana slayer, c. Old High German bano, Old Norse bani]
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|Noun||1.||bane - something causing misery or death; "the bane of my life"|
affliction - a cause of great suffering and distress
1. The act of destroying or state of being destroyed:
2. Anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal:
3. Something that causes total loss or severe impairment, as of one's health, fortune, honor, or hopes:
bane[beɪn] n it (or he ) is the bane of my life → è la mia rovina
n. perdición; ruina.