Bann

Old Icelandic Dictionary - bann

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "bann" in English.

As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):

bann Old Icelandic word can mean:

bann
n.
bann
1) excommunication, anathema, interdict;
bann
hit meira b, the greater exc.;
bann
hit minna ~ (the lesser exc.) þat sem forboð er kallat á norrœnu;
bann
2) prohibition, opp. to lof (hlýða boði ok ~i e-s);
bann
leggja ~ fyrir e-t, to prohibit.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚾᚾ

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
e-s
einhvers.
e-t
eitthvat.
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