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Olymʹpia (in Orlando Furioso)

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Countess of Holland, and wife of Bireʹno. Cymosco of Friza wanted to force her to marry his son Arbantēs, but Arbantēs was slain. This aroused the fury of Cymosco, who seized Bireno, and would have put him to death if Orlando had not slain Cymosco. Bireno having deserted Olympia, she was bound naked to a rock by pirates; but Orlando delivered her and took her to Ireland. Here King Oberto espoused her cause, slew Bireno, and married the young widow. (Bks. iv., v.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Olindo
Olio or Oglio
Olive
Olive Branches
Oliver
Oliver or Olivier
Olivetans
Olivia
Olla Podrida
Ollapod
Olympia (in Orlando Furioso)
Olympiad
Olympian Jove
Olympic Games
Olympus
OLynn (Brian)
Om
Oman’s Sea
Ombre
Omega
Omens

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Olympia