Borrowed from Irish ollamh, from Old Irish ollam ‘doctor’.
ollav (plural ollavs)
- 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.