Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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From Latin Oliva, an early saints' name from oliva "olive" (symbol of peace). Shakespeare used the form Olivia in Twelfth Night. By folk etymology used as the feminine form of Oliver and, in Scandinavia, of Olaf.

Examples

  • Leonora perhaps thinks that she loves her husband; and no doubt she does so in a conjugal sort of a way: he _has_ loved his wife; but be it mine to prove that his heart is suited to far other raptures; and if Olivia be called upon for sacrifices, _Olivia_ can make them.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 08

  • -- "If I did love you as my master does," said Viola, "I would make me a willow cabin at your gates, and call upon your name, I would write complaining sonnets on Olivia, and sing them in the dead of the night; your name should sound among the hills, and I would make Echo, the babbling gossip of the air, cry out _Olivia_.

    Tales from Shakespeare

  • I agree with someone upthread that Olivia is not that substantial or like-able.

    Friday Book Club

  • We also find out that Olivia is somehow connected directly with The Pattern and may have special abilities that she never expected (uh oh, HRG may show up soon looking for her).

    Briefs – Dollhouse Premiere Delivers the Goods

  • I think Olivia is very talented and I hope that people will notice her and give her a chance!

    Robert Pattinson Drops Out Of New Film, Citing ‘Twilight’ Commitments » MTV Movies Blog

  • The following trailer has Tricia Helfer, Emerson from Pushing Daisies and that guy from Fringe who died, got stuck in Olivia's head then really disappeared:

    May 2009

  • Perhaps the words are anagrams like in the latest episode (s2e5 Dream Logic), where Olivia is asked to pick out letters of names on the business cards and then unscramble them.

    Solution to the Fringe Glyph Cipher

  • We also find out that Olivia is somehow connected directly with The Pattern and may have special abilities that she never expected (uh oh, HRG may show up soon looking for her).

    17 « February « 2009 « Axiom's Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy

  • Olivia is cold and sort of does her own thing, and I think people forget that she has to deal with this man who experimented on her as a tiny child.

    ‘Fringe’ Star Anna Torv Says It’s Going To Get ‘Devastating’ » MTV Movies Blog

  • The following trailer has Tricia Helfer, Emerson from Pushing Daisies and that guy from Fringe who died, got stuck in Olivia's head then really disappeared:

    Tube Bits For 05/26/2009

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