Posted by: retarigan | March 3, 2014

Word Dictionary [020314]

Word of the day: bane
Definition: n. the cause of ruin or trouble; the curse (esp. the bane of one’s life).
Synonyms: curse, scourge, nemesis
Etymology: OE bana f. Gmc (more…)

pronunciation: beɪn

from Oxford: bane

1 the cause of ruin or trouble; the curse (esp. the bane of one’s life).
2 poet. ruin; woe.
3 archaic (except in comb.) poison (ratsbane).
Derivatives: baneful adj. banefully adv.
Etymology: OE bana f. Gmc

from Wordnet: bane

n : something causes misery or death; “the bane of my life” [syn: curse, scourge, nemesis]

from Wikipedia: bane
Bane may refer to: Places Bane, West Virginia Bane, Iran, a city in Kurdistan Province Bane, Lebanon, a village in Bsharri District Bane, Nigeria, a village in Nigeria Bané Department, one of the 13 departments of the Boulgou Province of Burkina Faso Music Bane , a hardcore punk band formed in 1995 Bane, a Joey Arkenstat album produced in 2004 by Mike Gordon Fictional characters and groups Bane , an adversary of Batman Bane , a character in the Matrix film trilogy Bane , a deity in the Forgotten Realms fictional universe Bane , a centaur in the Harry Potter series Cad Bane, a bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe Darth Bane, a Sith Lord in the Star Wars universe Durin’s Bane, a Balrog, a fictional being from the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien Bane the Druid, a Guardian in the Legacy of Kain franchise Bane , an alien race in The Sarah Jane Adventures Prince Bane, a cunning 10-year-old human prince from The Death Gate Cycle series, by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman Bane (Pearlpelt), the enormous white rat leader intent on genocide in The Underland Chronicles Bane (ur-vile), a silent character present throughout the Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant Atropos, the Bane Elemental; a character from Dota/Dota 2. He is best known for his Blink Dagger voice line. Other fictional uses “Bane” , an episode of the television series Stargate SG-1 Isildur’s Bane, a term for the One Ring from the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien Other uses Bane , a common name for several poisonous plants Bane ethnic group of Cameroon

Quote of the day: All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. This I did. by T. E. Lawrence

Birthday of the day: Robert II of Scotland; Robert II (early 1316 – 19 April 1390) became King of Scots in 1371 as the first monarch of the House of Stewart. He was the son of Walter Stewart, hereditary High Steward of Scotland and of Marjorie Bruce, daughter of Robert I and of his first wife Isabella of Mar. (The marriage of princess Marjorie took place in 1315, making Robert’s probable birth date early in 1316.)

Joke of the day: TEACHER: What is the chemical formula for water? SARAH: ‘HIJKLMNO’! TEACHER: What are you talking about? SARAH: Yesterday you said its H to O!

Thought of the day: Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Fact of the day: 537 – Siege of Rome: The Ostrogoth army under king Vitiges began the siege of the capital. Belisarius conducts a delaying action outside the Flaminian Gate; he and a detachment of his bucellarii are almost cut off.


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