anelace


anelace
/an"l ays'/, n.
a short sword having a double-edged blade tapering sharply to a point: worn by civilians from the 13th to the 16th centuries.
Also, anlace.
[1250-1300; ME an(e)las < OF ale(s)naz (by metathesis), deriv. of alesne awl < OHG alasna. See AWL]

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anelace
(anelate in Blount) var. anlace.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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