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Naomi

[ney-oh-mee, -mahy, ney-oh-mahy, -mee] /neɪˈoʊ mi, -maɪ, ˈneɪ oʊˌmaɪ, -ˌmi/
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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  • But when little Ali was brought out and he began to play on his kanoon, his harp, it was impossible to repress Naomi's excitement.

    The Scapegoat Hall Caine
  • Naomi sees his hand in whatever occurrence she has witnessed.

  • Naomi missed her pet sorely, but its death was only one more grief added to the burden that overshadowed all her days.

    Christmas Light Ethel Calvert Phillips
  • This proprietor was a man of great opulence, and a relative of Naomi.

  • That the two young widows should return each to her mother's house and marry again in Moab is Naomi's urgent advice to them.

    Judges and Ruth Robert A. Watson
British Dictionary definitions for Naomi

Naomi

/ˈneɪəmɪ/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the mother-in-law of Ruth (Ruth 1:2) Douay spelling Noemi
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Word Origin and History for Naomi

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

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Naomi in the Bible

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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