Definition of anele in English:


Syllabification: a·nele
Pronunciation: /əˈnēl


[with object] archaic
Anoint (someone), especially as part of the Christian rite of giving extreme unction to the dying.
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  • And so soon after that she was aneled she departed and yielded up her spirit into the hands of our Lord.
  • So when he was houseled and aneled, and had all that a Christian man ought to have, he prayed the hermit that his fellows might bear his body to Joyous Garde.
  • D. West exhorted her to receuye their sacrament, and to be aneled, for he said, she was stronge enough for it. & c. Vnto whom she aunswered, that she was able and stronge enough to receyue it in dede, but she would not, for that it is abhominable. & c.


Middle English: from an- 'on' + archaic elien 'to oil' (from Old English ele, from Latin oleum 'oil').

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