peace offering, olive branch(noun)
something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace
Such a branch offered as an emblem of peace.
Any symbol of peace, or peace offering to an adversary to show good will and in the hope of securing peace.
Origin: With reference to classical myth, where the olivebranch was a symbol of peace and prosperity, merging with Biblical allusion to Genesis 8:11, where a dove returns to Noah's ark as a sign that the Flood is subsiding.
The olive branch is usually a symbol of peace or victory and was historically worn by brides. This symbol, deriving from the customs of Ancient Greece, is strongest in Western culture. However, it has been found in every culture and religion to thrive in the Mediterranean basin.
The numerical value of olive branch in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of olive branch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no olive branch on this issue.
I was excited when we got invited to attend his speech, i thought the president's invitation...was an olive branch.
As an activist you are going to stay mad because you are not going to always get all that you want, but because of the pushing and the pressure that protesters put on Ferguson, I am considering it a win and a very big win. It's an olive branch.
Kayo Cuk is about extending an olive branch, and if Ongwen comes to Barlonyo and seeks forgiveness and people see that he is sincere then he can definitely be forgiven, he would maybe bring a bull which would be slaughtered for the people to eat. It would an occasion for merriment.
I think that he extended an olive branch to President Obama and, for the first time, I heard him talk about both sides of the aisle, i think it was a way of Netanyahu pivoting to say ... 'I am not an ostrich putting my head in the sand, but we want to work with the U.S. on implementation.'.
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