• Paul Anthony Jones


(n.) an olive harvest

An oleity is an olive harvest.

That’s a word apparently coined by the English lexicographer Thomas Blount in his 1656 dictionary, Glossographia (and admittedly seldom used since).

Etymologically, it derives from the Latin word for an olive harvest, oleitas, which is itself rooted in the Latin word for an olive, olea. The –ity ending is the standard English interpretation of the Latin noun-forming suffix –itas; the same unit forms nouns like purity and superiority from their underlying roots.

Hi! We’re currently updating the HH blog, including all the tags (below). But with nearly 500 posts to reformat, well—apologies, this might take a while... 

For now, you can browse the back catalogue using all the tags from the blogposts we’ve already completed; this list will grow as more blogs are brought up to date. Thanks for your patience in the meantime—and any problems or questions, just let us know at haggard@haggardhawks.com.

Buy us a coffee!
Contact HH directly via email at haggard@haggardhawks.com

© 2021 Haggard Hawks