\ əˈnē(ə)l \

Definition of anele

: to anoint especially in giving extreme unction

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First Known Use of anele

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Anele.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anele. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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