olé

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Spanish olé.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

olé

  1. An expression of excitement. Hooray!

Anagrams[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

One of the proposed etymologies is that it derives from the Greek term "ololizin" [1]. It has also been suggested that it comes from an Arabic invocation of Allah, or the oath والله ‎(w-állah, by Allah!). However, there is an evident disagreement about this hypothesis[2][3].

Interjection[edit]

olé

  1. An expression of encouragement and approval

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enforex, Culture and Spanish Language - October 2011
  2. ^ Alan S. Kaye, Two Alleged Arabic Etymologies, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Volume 64, Number 2 (2005)
  3. ^ http://alexsteer.net/blog/2009/11/ole-allah-and-all/