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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.
See Table at Bible.
1. Compassion or pity for another.
2. Sorrow or misery about one's own misdeeds or flaws.
[Middle English ruthe, from Old Norse hrygdh (influenced by Old English hrēow, sorrow, regret).]
1. pity; compassion
2. repentance; remorse
3. grief or distress
[C12: from rewen to rue1]
1. (Bible) Old Testament
a. a Moabite woman, who left her own people to remain with her mother-in-law Naomi, and became the wife of Boaz; an ancestress of David
b. the book in which these events are recounted
2. (Biography) George Herman, nicknamed Babe. 1895–1948, US professional baseball player from 1914 to 1935
1. pity or compassion.
2. sorrow or grief.
3. self-reproach; remorse.
1. a Moabite who married Boaz and became an ancestor of David: the daughter-in-law of Naomi.
2. a book of the Bible bearing her name.
George Herman ( “Babe” ), 1895–1948, U.S. baseball player.
ruth, ruthless, ruthful - Ruth, meaning "compassion, pity," is part of ruthless and ruthful.
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|Noun||1.||Ruth - United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948)|
|2.||Ruth - the great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament|
|3.||ruth - a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity"|
|4.||Ruth - a book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married an Israelite and who stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died|
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible