anele

transitive verb

əˈnē(ə)l
-ed/-ing/-s
archaic
: to anoint especially in giving extreme unction

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anele was in the 14th century

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“Anele.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anele. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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