transitive verb-·neled′, -·nel′ing
Archaic to anoint, esp. in the last rites
Origin of aneleMiddle English anelien from an- ( from Old English an-, on) + elien, anoint from ele, oil from Old English from Classical Latin oleum, oil
(third-person singular simple present aneles, present participle aneling, simple past and past participle aneled)
- (obsolete) To anoint; to give extreme unction to a wound with oil.