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Olga

[ol-guh, ohl-; Russian awl-guh] /ˈɒl gə, ˈoʊl-; Russian ˈɔl gə/
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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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.

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