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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).]
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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
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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.
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ruth, ruthless, ruthful - Ruth, meaning "compassion, pity," is part of ruthless and ruthful.
See also related terms for pity.
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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
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