Olga

[ol-guh, ohl-; Russian awl-guh]
noun
  1. Saint,died a.d. 968?, regent of Kiev until 955: saint of the Russian Orthodox Church.
  2. a female given name: from a Scandinavian word meaning “holy.”
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Examples from the Web for olga

Contemporary Examples of olga

  • “Oh let them in, Olga,” they suddenly heard the voice of Havel, who climbed out of bed in his pajamas.

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    How Havel Inspired the Velvet Revolution

    Michael Zantovsky

    December 6, 2014

  • Olga was on guard as always, and categorically refused to open the door unless the police produced a warrant.

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    How Havel Inspired the Velvet Revolution

    Michael Zantovsky

    December 6, 2014

  • There are numerous paintings and drawings of Olga, who served as Picasso's muse for many years.

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    Revealing The Unseen Picasso

    Justin Jones

    November 3, 2014

  • Olga had served as a professional ballerina for the Ballets Russes up until she met Picasso in 1917.

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    Revealing The Unseen Picasso

    Justin Jones

    November 3, 2014

  • Richardson placed the small, black and white image next to Le Repos, a large-scale painting of Olga rendered in 1932.

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    Revealing The Unseen Picasso

    Justin Jones

    November 3, 2014

Historical Examples of olga

  • They sounded bad—oh, very; but perhaps Olga had got them wrong.

    The Very Small Person

    Annie Hamilton Donnell

  • Olga and Lena and every woman of them all who lives in a glass house will throw stones.

  • Tell me, Olga, do you still love me as well as before you went away?

    The Trail of a Sourdough

    May Kellogg Sullivan

  • Olga (for that was the name of my little wife) wished to go to Alaska.

    The Trail of a Sourdough

    May Kellogg Sullivan

  • I looked often in the direction of home and Olga, but the hills were between us.

    The Trail of a Sourdough

    May Kellogg Sullivan


Word Origin and History for olga

Olga

fem. proper name, from Russian, probably from Norse Helga, literally "holy," from Proto-Germanic *haliaga, from PIE *kailo- (see health). The masc. form is Oleg.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper