Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Among the ancient Irish, a chief master; a professor; a doctor: a rank answering to the degree of doctor in some study as given by a university. The ollam fili was the highest degree of the order of “fili” (poets).

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Examples

  • Si ollam diligas, memento te ollam diligere, non perturbaberis ea confracta; si filium aut uxorem, memento hominem.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Hinc ampliùs ad Aquilonem pergentes, ad Parossitas venerunt, qui paruos habentes stomachos et os paruum, non manducant sed carnes decoquunt, quibus decoctis, se super ollam ponunt, et fumum recipiunt, et de hoc solo reficiuntur, vel si aliquid manducant, hoc valde modicum est.

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

  • Hinc ampli鵶 ad Aquilonem pergentes, ad Parossitas venerunt, qui paruos habentes stomachos et os paruum, non manducant sed carnes decoquunt, quibus decoctis, se super ollam ponunt, et fumum recipiunt, et de hoc solo reficiuntur, vel si aliquid manducant, hoc valde modicum est.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Inde egredientes iuerunt ad Aquilonem, et venerunt ad Parossitas qui habent paruos stomachos et os paruulum, nec manducant, sed decoquunt carnes: quibus decoctis ponunt se inter fumum et ollam, et recipiunt fumum, et de hoc solo reficiuntur: Sed etiam si aliquid manducant, hoc vald� modicum est.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • And the like in their subtlety in judging; for who would think he were no Christian that should say these two speeches “matula putes” and “matula putet,” or “ollae fervere” and “ollam fervere” were not both good Latin, unless their wisdoms had taught us the contrary? who had delivered the church from such mists of error, which yet no one ever met with, had they not come out with some university seal for it?

    In Praise of Folly

  • And the like in their subtlety in judging; for who would think he were no Christian that should say these two speeches "matula putes" and "matula putet," or "ollae fervere" and "ollam fervere" were not both good Latin, unless their wisdoms had taught us the contrary? who had delivered the church from such mists of error, which yet no one ever met with, had they not come out with some university seal for it?

    The Praise of Folly

  • Jeremias vidit amygdalum eC ollam ebuUientem Cap. I, ii.ieqq. profefto non, oculis corporeis, fed in ecftafin raptus, quanquam de eo in textu nihil legitur.

    Pentateuchus ex recensione textus hebraei et versionum antiquarum latine versus notisque philologicis [microform]

  • Omnis vuitur redigetur in oiiam, idefl vultus depi6lus in ollam infernalem, ut explicat Fagnan.ioc. cit. n.62.

    Adm. rev. p. F. Lucii Ferraris ... Prompta Bibliotheca canonica, juridica, moralis, theologica ...

  • Hocqaiclamcupicm illuderecallidus ollam Cepicqaamliquidisipfereplcbataquis.

    [Mikrokosmos] : Paruus mundus

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