transitive verb \əˈnē(ə)l\

Definition of anele



  1. :  to anoint especially in giving extreme unction

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Origin and Etymology of anele

Middle English anelen, from an (from Old English, variant of on) + elen to anoint, from ele oil, from Old English œle, from Latin oleum — more at oil

First Known Use: 14th century

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to cast off or become cast off

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