Synonyms for anointing

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Unafraid, they caressed the unconscious locks, anointing them for their burial.

You have an anointing from God, and you have no need that any man teach you.

Oh, teach me day by day to wait for and receive the anointing with fresh oil!

This is the anointing of which John speaks, the chrisma or christing of the Holy One.

And so the anointing, to fit us for the service of the sanctuary, teaches us to know all things.

Perhaps the Bishop was a little too lavish with the anointing part of the ceremony.

He had succeeded, however, in taking his bath and anointing himself for sleep.

The anointing with oil is the only bath the girl has until the fourth day.

After this, the anointing oil was poured on the head of Aaron, to sanctify him.

This anointing is not that of a coronation, but that of a feast.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300 (implied in anointing), from Old French enoint "smeared on," past participle of enoindre "smear on," from Latin inunguere "to anoint," from in- "on" + unguere "to smear" (see unguent). Originally in reference to grease or oil smeared on for medicinal purposes; its use in the Coverdale Bible in reference to Christ (cf. The Lord's Anointed, see chrism) has spiritualized the word. Related: Anointed; anointing.

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nounsanctification
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