C17: from Latin olidus, from olēre to smell
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Olid lost his life in this attempt; and Corts determined to go himself to Honduras.Mexico
Olid, Leon, and others who were present begged Cortes to be considerate.The Fair God
Sandoval was to command on the north, Alvarado on the west, and Olid on the south.
At the mouth of this river Olid had established one of his important settlements.
They may have been Dorian houses, like the olid houses; and the name may have become tribal afterwards, when they rose to power.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3
W. E. Gladstone