Naomi

Naomi

[ney-oh-mee, -mahy, ney-oh-mahy, -mee]
noun
1.
the mother-in-law of Ruth and the great-grandmother of David. Ruth 1.
2.
a female given name: from a hebrew word meaning “pleasant.”
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Naomi (ˈneɪəmɪ)
 
n
Old Testament Douay spelling: Noemi the mother-in-law of Ruth (Ruth 1:2)

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Naomi
fem. proper name, biblical mother-in-law of Ruth, from Heb. Na'omi, lit. "my delight," from no'am "pleasantness, delightfulness," from stem of na'em "was pleasant, was lovely."
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Naomi definition


the lovable; my delight, the wife of Elimelech, and mother of Mahlon and Chilion, and mother-in-law of Ruth (1:2, 20, 21; 2:1). Elimelech and his wife left the district of Bethlehem-Judah, and found a new home in the uplands of Moab. In course of time he died, as also his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, who had married women of Moab, and three widows were left mourning the loss of their husbands. Naomi longs to return now to her own land, to Bethlehem. One of her widowed daughters-in-law, Ruth, accompanies her, and is at length married to Boaz (q.v.).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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