Bann

Old Norse Dictionary - bann

Meaning of Old Norse word "bann" in English.

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

bann Old Norse word can mean:

bann
n. [cp. Ulf. bandva; Hel. bann, mandatum; Engl. ban; Germ. bann; A. S. geban; mid. Lat. bannum], prob. of foreign origin:
bann
1. eccleS. excommunication, interdict; minna b. (excommunicatio minor), þat sem forboð er kallat á Norrænu, K. Á. 226 (App.); meira b. (excommunicatio major), Ann. A. D. 1255; England í banni, id. A. D. 1208; BS., H. E. several timeS.
bann
2. in secular sense, prohibition of trade or intercourse; leggja b. fyrir mjöl eðr vöru, n. G. l. i. 204, 103; cp. farbann, forbidding ships to set sail.
bann
3. gener. a protest, prohibition, in phrases, boð ok b., Gþl. 76; lof né b., Eg. 349; leggja b. fyrir, to prohibit, Ísl. ii. 265.
bann
4. = bannan, a curse, swearing. The notion of jurisdiction common in Germany (v. Grimm) is unknown in the Scandin. idioms; yet the Laufás’ Edda, Ed. A. m. i. 586, v. l. 14, has bann as one of the names of the earth, cp. the O. H. G. banz, regio. The passage Gísl. 16, náttlangt né lengra banni, is an απ. λεγ. and probably corrupt, = á lengr or the like; lengra banni might, however, be equivalent to lengra meli, bann here denoting spatium temporis, a while.
bann
COMPDS: bannsatkvæði, bannsáfell, bannsdómr, bannsmál, bannspína, bannsspjót, bannsverk.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚾᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
Engl.
English.
f.
feminine.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
Hel.
Heliand.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
l.
line.
Lat.
Latin.
m.
masculine.
mid. Lat.
middle Latin.
n.
neuter.
prob.
probably.
S.
Saga.
Ulf.
Ulfilas.
A. D.
Anno Domini.
L.
Linnæus.
gener.
generally.
απ. λεγ.
απαξ. λεγόμενον.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
Scandin.
Scandinavia, Scandinavian.
v.
vide.
v. l.
varia lectio.

Works & Authors cited:

Ann.
Íslenzkir Annálar. (D. IV.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
H. E.
Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
K. Á.
Kristinn-réttr Árna biskups. (B. III.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
A. M.
Arna-Magnacanus.
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Gísl.
Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
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