Origin of Ol.
From the Latin word oleum
(in prescriptions) the left eye.
Origin of O.L.
From the Latin word oculus laevus
a suffix used in the names of chemical derivatives, representing “alcohol” (glycerol; naphthol; phenol), or sometimes “phenol” or less definitely assignable phenol derivatives (resorcinol).
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Examples from the Web for ol
Historical Examples of ol
An' I hopes, ol girl,' says he, 'that you'll be able t' boil the water 'ithout burnin' it.'
They peered over, and from out of the blackness they were hailed by a faint "Ol!"
Eusebius says that Bacchylides "flourished" (ἤκμαζεν) in Ol.
Osc Brewster and Ol Perry, who had been foremost in the trick had a fight as to which had been to blame.
I want to stay here on de ol plantation, along 'o my ol woman.
British Dictionary definitions for ol
suffix forming nouns
denoting an organic chemical compound containing a hydroxyl group, esp alcohols and phenolsethanol; quinol
Word Origin for -ol
n combining form
(not used systematically) a variant of -ole 1
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Word Origin and History for ol
word-forming element in chemistry, variously representing alcohol, phenol, or in some cases Latin oleum "oil" (see oil (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
A suffix used to form the names of chemical compounds having a hydroxyl (OH) group, such as ethanol.
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