un·​aneled ˌən-ə-ˈnēld How to pronounce unaneled (audio)
: not having received extreme unction

Word History


un- + aneled, past participle of anele to anoint, from Middle English, from an on + elen to anoint, from ele oil, from Old English, from Latin oleum — more at oil

First Known Use

circa 1601, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unaneled was circa 1601

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“Unaneled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaneled. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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