Bana

Old Norse Dictionary - bana

Meaning of Old Norse word "bana" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

bana
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

Abbreviations used:

dat.
dative.
Gr.
Greek.
m.
masculine.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.

Works & Authors cited:

Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
Ver.
Veraldar Saga. (E. II.)
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