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  • n. Alternative spelling of ollav.


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  • _ (In the cone of the searchlight behind the coalscuttle, ollave, holyeyed, the bearded figure of Mananaun Maclir broods, chin on knees.


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  • "The Irish ollave’s chief interest was the refinement of complex poetic truth to exact statement. He knew the history and mythic value of every word he used. . . ."
    – Robert Graves, The White Goddess (New York: Noonday Press, 1966), p. 23.

    An anglicization of the Irish word ollam or ollamh.

    March 19, 2008