from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- In the Bible, the mother-in-law of Ruth.
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- proper n. The mother-in-law of Ruth.
- proper n. A female given name of biblical origin.
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- n. the mother-in-law of Ruth whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
From the Hebrew male name Noam (נועם ("pleasantness")). (Wiktionary)