Monday, November 21, 2011


Ointer \OINT-er\ , noun;
1. A dealer in grease, lard, tallow, etc.

Ointer first appears in English as a surname and is attested from 1263. It is derived from oint ("to smear with oil, ointment, etc.; to anoint"), which came from Anglo-Norman and Middle French oint, the past participle of oindre, which derived from Latin unguere ("to anoint").

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