or O·laf V
- 1903–91, king of Norway 1957–91.
or O·lav I
- Olaf Tryggvessön, a.d. 969–1000, king of Norway 995–1000.
or Olav II
- SaintOlaf Haraldssön, a.d. 995–1030, king of Norway from 1016 to 1029; patron saint of Norway.
Examples from the Web for olaf
Contemporary Examples of olaf
Olaf Breuning, for instance, had designed a limited edition label for the Grolsch beer bottle.Art and High Commerce
December 10, 2009
Historical Examples of olaf
It was told him that there was King Olaf, with the Swedish host.
Olaf Tryggvasson stood aloft on the high deck of the Long Serpent.
Who owns those large ships to the left of King Olaf of Sweden?
She is the only really strange figure (if we exclude Olaf) in this group of poseurs.The Yellow Claw
King Olaf was proclaiming a change of law; men did not take it all in the same way.Epic and Romance
W. P. Ker
Olav I (ˈəʊləv)
- known as Olaf Tryggvesson. ?965–?1000 ad, king of Norway (995–?1000). He began the conversion of Norway to Christianity
- 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
Word Origin and History for 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.)).