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Olav V

or O·laf V

[oo-lahf, English oh-luh f, oh-luh v]
noun
  1. 1903–91, king of Norway 1957–91.
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Olaf I

or O·lav I

[oo-lahf; English oh-luh f, oh-luh v]
noun
  1. Olaf Tryggvessön, a.d. 969–1000, king of Norway 995–1000.
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Olaf II

or Olav II

noun
  1. SaintOlaf Haraldssön, a.d. 995–1030, king of Norway from 1016 to 1029; patron saint of Norway.
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Olaf I

Olav I (ˈəʊləv)

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

Olav 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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