[ uh-neel ]
/ əˈnil /
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verb (used with object), a·neled, a·nel·ing.Archaic.
to administer extreme unction to.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for anele
/ (əˈniːl) /
(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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