(obsolete) To anoint; to give extreme unction to a wound with oil.
1.to administer extreme unction to.
1. (transitive) (archaic) to anoint, esp to give extreme unction to Word OriginC14 anelen, from an- (from Old English an-on) + elen to anoint (from ele oil, from Latin oleum)Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
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