ruth


ruth

noun \ˈrüth\

Definition of RUTH

1
:  compassion for the misery of another
2
:  sorrow for one's own faults :  remorse

Examples of RUTH

  1. <listening to your flippant comments about the homeless, I wonder if you have any ruth>

Origin of RUTH

Middle English ruthe, from ruen to rue
First Known Use: 13th century

Ruth

noun \ˈrüth\

Definition of RUTH

1
:  a Moabite woman who accompanied Naomi to Bethlehem and became the ancestress of David
2
:  a short narrative book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scriptures — see bible table

Origin of RUTH

Hebrew Rūth
First Known Use: 14th century

Ruth

biographical name \ˈrüth\

Definition of RUTH

George Herman 1895–1948 Babe Ruth or the Babe Am. baseball player
Ruth·ian \ˈrü-thē-ən\ adjective

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