American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A two-edged medieval dagger.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dagger or short sword, very broad and thin at the hilt and tapering to a point, used from the twelfth to the fifteenth century. Also spelled anelas.
- n. alternative spelling of anelace.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A broad dagger formerly worn at the girdle.
- Middle English anelas. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The "anlace" of the Spanish heroines was the national weapon, the _puñal_, or _cuchillo_, which was sometimes stuck in the sash (_Handbook for Spain_, ii.”
“And I, said he, will so do that thou mayst fear me the less; for I will unarm me when the night cometh, and thou thyself shalt keep mine hauberk and sword and anlace.”
“He was so clad, that he had no helm on his head, but a little hat with a broad gold piece in the front thereof; he was girt to a long sword, and had an anlace also in his belt, and Birdalone saw the rings of”
“Gyff mie strynge anlace maie bewryen whatte I bee.”
“Drawe forthe thie anlace swythyn, thanne mee flea.”
“Thryce rounde hys heade hee swung hys anlace wyde,”
“The feerie anlace  brede  shal make mie gare  prevayle.”
“He was so clad, that he had no helm on his head, but a little hat with a broad gold piece in the front thereof; he was girt to a long sword, and had an anlace also in his belt, and Birdalone saw the rings of a fine hauberk at his collar and knees; otherwise he was not armed.”
“Ralph a purse of gold, and an anlace very fair of fashion, and brought him to the door thereafter; and Ralph cast his arms about him, and kissed him and strained him to his breast.”
“Knight's hand and the anlace withal, and he groaned and cried out:”
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