Definition of anele
: 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
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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