Ruth meaning

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Pity; compassion.
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Compassion or pity for another.
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Sorrow or misery about one's own misdeeds or flaws.
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Sorrow; grief; remorse.
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(name, person, proper) A feminine name.
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In the Bible, a Moabite widow who left home with her mother-in-law and went to Bethlehem, where she later married Boaz.
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Ruth is defined as sorrow, pity or grief, or is a first name for a woman.

An example of ruth is the compassion you feel for an injured friend.

An example of Ruth is the first name of the famous American actress Ruth Clifford.

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(archaic) Sorrow for the misery of another; pity, compassion; mercy. [from 13th c.]
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(now rare) Repentance; regret; remorse. [from 13th c.]
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A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
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Ruth the Moabite, around whom the text centers.
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A female given name.
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(person) (born George Herman Ruth) 1895-1948; U.S. baseball player.
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Origin of ruth

  • Middle English ruthe from Old Norse hrygdh (influenced by Old English hrēow sorrow, regret)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Hebrew or Moabite Rût rwy in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After Ruth

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English ruthe, reowthe, corresponding to rue +"Ž -th, perhaps after early Scandinavian (compare Old Norse hrygð, hryggð (“ruth, sorrow")). Compare rue.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Ruth the Moabite, Hebrew רות, of uncertain origin, possibly meaning "companion". Also associated with the English noun ruth by Puritans.

    From Wiktionary