Ancient Greek, Female, Hawaiian, Nature, O names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names

Oleia

Oleia seems to be a variant spelling of Olea, a Latin word meaning “olive; olive tree” via Latin oleum (oil; olive oil) which comes from Ancient Greek elaíā (olive tree; olive “fruit”) which may be derived from a Pre-Greek origin. I’ve also seen it listed as deriving from a Greek origin meaning “smooth” or “one who is smooth” but I can’t be too sure of that. I do know that Oleia is also the name of a topical oil used for inflammation that can be rubbed onto the skin. Oleia also seems to be a Hawaiian word meaning “missed” or “missing” as well as a Portuguese word, the second and third person singular form of olear (to oil).

Origin: Ancient Greek, Hawaiian

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Variants:

  • Olea (Latin)
  • Oleya (English)

 

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