As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
banvænn Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) = banvænligr (banvænt sár);
- 2) deadly sick; ok er dró at því at hann var ~, when all hope of life was gone.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚾᚢᛅᚾᚾ