Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Enamel (which see).
  • To enamel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Enamel.
  • transitive verb obsolete To enamel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb obsolete To enamel
  • noun obsolete An enamel.

Etymologies

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From Old English amellen, from Old French esmailler ("to enamel"), from esmail ("enamel")

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English amell, from Old French esmail

Examples

Comments

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  • None of the examples given actually relate to the English word amel, so, here is a relevant example. "Swafurlam admired his sword and its splendid accoutrements, the curious richness of the workmanship, the yellow gloss of the gold, the blue amel of the steel, the straps of scarlet leather, and the buckle studded with precious stones."

    From: A History of Europe During the Middle Ages, Volume 2, Samuel Astley Dunham, 1833, page 319.

    January 10, 2019

  • re my previous comment: in the example from Dunham's book, the word amel seems to be used metaphorically, as a synonym for lustre, or sheen, rather than referring specifically to enamel.

    January 10, 2019