What does bann mean?

bann meaning in Etymology Dictionary

in term banns of marriage (late 12c., spelling with double -n- attested from 1540s), from Old English bannan "to summon, command, proclaim" (see ban (v.)). Also most likely partially from Old French ban "announcement, proclamation, banns, agreement," from Frankish *ban or some other Germanic cognate associated with the Old English term.

bann - German to English


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  • excommunication
  • right of ban
  • enchantment
  • mesmerisation [Br.]
  • mesmerization

Sentence Examples with the word bann

In Ulster the Bann navigation connects Coleraine, by means of Lough Neagh, with the Lagan navigation which serves Belfast; and the Ulster canal connects Lough Neagh with Lough Erne.

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