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anlace

[ an-lis ]
/ ˈæn lɪs /
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noun
a short sword having a double-edged blade tapering sharply to a point: worn by civilians from the 13th to the 16th centuries.
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Also anelace [an-l-eys] /ˈæn lˌeɪs/ .

Origin of anlace

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English an(e)las, from Old French ale(s)naz (by metathesis), derivative of alesne “awl,” from Old High German alasna; see awl
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How to use anlace in a sentence

  • This she did three times, while Osberne gat his anlace bare in his hand.

    The Sundering Flood|William Morris

British Dictionary definitions for anlace

anlace

anelace

/ (ˈænlɪs) /

noun
a medieval short dagger with a broad tapering blade

Word Origin for anlace

C13: of unknown origin
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