As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- að, [bani; Gr. root φένω], to kill, with dat., ef griðungr banar manni, Grág. ii. 122, Rb. 370, Fms. iii. 124; b. sér sjálfr, to commit suicide, Ver. 40; metaph., Hom. 17.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚾᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
- Rímbegla. (H. III.)
- Veraldar Saga. (E. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.