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Topic: RELIGION

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: , past participle of enoindre, from Latin inunguere, from unguere; UNGUENT

anoint

verb
     
a‧noint [transitive]
RR to put oil or water on someone's head or body, usually as part of a religious ceremony:
the anointed king
anoint somebody with something
He was anointed with sacred oil.
anointment noun [uncountable and countable]
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