Related to unaneled: unhouseled


adj. Archaic
Not having received extreme unction.

[un- + aneled, past participle of anele, to anoint, administer extreme unction (from Middle English anelen : an-, on from Old English on-; see on + elen, to anoint, from ele, oil, from Old English, from Latin oleum; see oil).]
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(Theology) archaic not having received extreme unction
[C17: from un-1 + anele]
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(ˌʌn əˈnild)

Archaic. not having received extreme unction.
[1595–1605; un-1 + aneled, past participle of anele to administer extreme unction to, anoint]
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References in periodicals archive ?
Alas, before he spells out the policy, the chapter ends, unhouseled, disappointed, unaneled.
to kill the King Hamlet 1.5.77 Unhouseled, disappointed, unaneled, No reck'ning made [see Rheims annotation to 1 Tim 3.15] MM 2.4.4-5 heaven [God] in my mouth.
Then the rehearsal is a disaster, and the private audience, enthusiastically applauding the bungling lady pupils, has little attention for the gifted teacher: "Ellis was unprotected, unsustained, unknown" (315)--a trio of adjectives that recalls the pathos of the ghost in Hamlet, "unhouseled, disappointed, unaneled" (1.5.77).
Cut off even in the blossoms of my sin, Unhouseled, disappointed, unaneled; No reckoning made, but sent to my account With all my imperfections on my head (I.5.74-79).
That Hamlet's murdered father was "unhouseled" (not given the Eucharist) and "unaneled" (unanointed) (1.5.77) suggests Shakespeare's close attention to the rites for dying, and the inclusion of extreme unction underscores his memory of all seven sacraments of the old faith--and, as with Hamlet's father, a grieving for their loss (The Complete Works of Shakespeare, ed.
the half naked vagrant--the loathsome drunkard--the sick suffering from various bodily pains, and too often the unaneled malefactor.