Definitions for olive branch
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a branch of the olive tree as an emblem of peace.
any token of peace.
Origin of olive branch:
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.
Translations for olive branch
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a sign of a wish for peace
The government held out the olive branch to its opponents.
- غُصْن الزَّيْتونArabic
- маслиново клончеBulgarian
- ramo de oliveiraPortuguese (BR)
- olivová ratolestCzech
- κλάδος ελαίας, πρόταση συμφιλίωσηςGreek
- rama de olivoSpanish
- پیشنهاد صلحFarsi
- rameau d'olivierFrench
- עֲנָף זַיִתHebrew
- जैतून की टहनीHindi
- grana maslineCroatian
- ramoscello d'olivo/ulivoItalian
- (평화, 화해의 표상으로서의) 올리브의 가지Korean
- alyvmedžio šakelėLithuanian
- olīvas zariņšLatvian
- tanda ingin berdamaiMalay
- gałązka oliwnaPolish
- پیشنهاد صلحPersian
- د سولى غوښتنليكPashto
- ramo de oliveiraPortuguese
- ramură de măslinRomanian
- оливковая ветвьRussian
- olivová ratolesťSlovak
- oljčna vejicaSlovenian
- maslinova grančicaSerbian
- olivkvist, försonande gestSwedish
- zeytin dalıTurkish
- 橄欖枝Chinese (Trad.)
- оливкова гілкаUkrainian
- شاخ زيتون، امن کي علامتUrdu
- cành ô liuVietnamese
- 橄榄枝Chinese (Simp.)
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