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proper noun (book of the Bible, Book of Ruth)
  1. A book of the Old Testament and the Hebrew Tanakh.
  2. (biblical character) Ruth the Moabite, around whom the text centers.
  3. (given name, female, from Hebrew), rarely used by non-Jews in the Middle Ages. Taken into regular use by Puritans .
Translations: 
  • Dutch:
    1. Dutch, Ruth
    2. German: Ruth
Etymology: From Ruth the Moabite, of uncertain origin, possibly Hebrew "companion". Also associated with the English noun ruth by Puritans.


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noun 
  1. (archaic) A feeling of pity, compassion.
  2. (archaic) remorse, Remorse, misery, distress.
Etymology: From rue + -th. Compare Icelandic hrygth.


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