ollav

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Etymology[edit]

From Irish ollamh, from Old Irish ollam ‘doctor’.

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ollav (plural ollavs)

  1. In Irish history, a man of science or learning, equivalent to a university professor
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      Glittereyed, his rufous skull close to his greencapped desklamp sought the face, bearded amid darkgreener shadow, an ollav, holyeyed.