verb (used with object), a·neled, a·nel·ing. Archaic.

to administer extreme unction to.

Origin of anele

1275–1325; Middle English anelien, equivalent to an- on + elien to oil, equivalent to el- (Old English ele oil < Latin oleum) + -i- thematic vowel + -en (Old English -an) infinitive ending Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for anele



(tr) archaic to anoint, esp to give extreme unction to

Word Origin for anele

C14 anelen, from an- (from Old English an- on) + elen to anoint (from ele oil, from Latin oleum)
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