As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
ban-vænn Old Norse word can mean:
- adj. deadly, Eg. 34.
- 2. medic. deadly sick, just before death; ok er dró at því at hann (the sick) var b., when all hope of life was gone, Eg. 126, Fms. i. 86; snerist um allt sárit svá at Grettir görðist b., Grett. 153.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚾ-ᚢᛅᚾᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- medicine, medically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Egils Saga. (D. II.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grettis Saga. (D. II.)