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anelace

[an-l-eys] /ˈæn lˌeɪs/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English an(e)las < Old French ale(s)naz (by metathesis), derivative of alesne awl < Old High German alasna. See awl
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British Dictionary definitions for anelace

anelace

/ˈænəˌleɪs/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of anlace

anlace

/ˈænlɪs/
noun
1.
a medieval short dagger with a broad tapering blade
Word Origin
C13: of unknown origin
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