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Olav V

or Olaf V

[oo-lahf, English oh-luh f, oh-luh v] /ˈu lɑf, English ˈoʊ ləf, ˈoʊ ləv/
noun
1.
1903–91, king of Norway 1957–91.

Olaf I

or Olav I

[oo-lahf; English oh-luh f] /ˈu lɑf; English ˈoʊ ləf/
noun
1.
(Olaf Tryggvessön) a.d. 969–1000, king of Norway 995–1000.

Olaf II

or Olav II

noun
1.
Saint (Olaf Haraldssön) a.d. 995–1030, king of Norway from 1016 to 1029; patron saint of Norway.
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  • Stiklastad is a place where a battle was fought, at which olav, King of Norway, is said to have been killed.

    The Story of Eclipses George Chambers
  • "My mother, olav hasholom, would got more sense as to butt in to a place like that," Klinger retorted.

    Elkan Lubliner, American Montague Glass
  • And if my sister Leah, olav hasholem, would be alive to-day I would of got 'em all over here long since ago already.

    Elkan Lubliner, American Montague Glass
  • Both bodies were recovered; that of Wishart was taken to Hobarton, and olav was buried on the shore at the foot of a gum tree.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale
  • Nothing was spared to provide a good skiing outfit, and we had an experienced man in charge of it -- olav Bjaaland.

British Dictionary definitions for olav

Olaf I

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

Olaf 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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