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Olav V

or Olaf V

[oo-lahf, English oh-luh f, oh-luh v] /ˈu lɑf, English ˈoʊ ləf, ˈoʊ ləv/
noun
1.
1903–91, king of Norway 1957–91.

Olaf I

or Olav I

[oo-lahf; English oh-luh f, oh-luh v] /ˈu lɑf; English ˈoʊ ləf, ˈoʊ ləv/
noun
1.
(Olaf Tryggvessön) a.d. 969–1000, king of Norway 995–1000.

Olaf II

or Olav II

noun
1.
Saint (Olaf Haraldssön) a.d. 995–1030, king of Norway from 1016 to 1029; patron saint of Norway.
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  • He was the most powerful man in the North, and also became one of olaf's lendermen.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • Now this olaf was full of stories, and Harald liked to hear them.

    Viking Tales Jennie Hall
  • But, for the first, he made nothing known of olaf's relationship to him, but treated him well.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • As you say this olaf has no claim for his services, we will see about him.

    Up The Baltic Oliver Optic
  • Karlsefin found the women, with olaf, assembled in the large house waiting for orders.

    The Norsemen in the West R.M. Ballantyne
  • “I want the boy, sir,” added Captain olaf, bowing as gracefully as he knew how.

    Up The Baltic Oliver Optic
  • When all was to her mind, she begged Erica to step over, and inform olaf that she was ready.

    Feats on the Fiord Harriet Martineau
  • olaf the Saint, the Hymn of, altered from the Icelandic, 682.

  • Astrid also came to King olaf, with the men who had attended her; and great was the joy on all sides at this meeting.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
British Dictionary definitions for olaf

Olaf I

/ˈəʊləf/
noun
1.
known as Olaf Tryggvesson. ?965–?1000 ad, king of Norway (995–?1000). He began the conversion of Norway to Christianity

Olaf II

noun
1.
Saint. 995–1030 ad, king of Norway (1015–28), who worked to complete the conversion of Norway to Christianity; deposed by Canute; patron saint of Norway. Feast day: July 29
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Word Origin and History for olaf

Olaf

masc. proper name, from Old Norse An-leifr, literally "ancestor's relic;" first element related to Old High German ano "ancestor;" second element related to Old English læfan "to leave" (see leave (v.)).

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