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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • In the Bible, the mother-in-law of Ruth.

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  • proper noun biblical The mother-in-law of Ruth.
  • proper noun A female given name of biblical origin.

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  • noun the mother-in-law of Ruth whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament

Etymologies

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From the Hebrew male name Noam (נועם ("pleasantness")).

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