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14th century, in the meaning defined above
Middle English anelen, from an (from Old English, variant of on) + elen to anoint, from ele oil, from Old English œle, from Latin oleum
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“Anele.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anele. Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.
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