1 United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948) [syn: Babe Ruth, George Herman Ruth, Sultan of Swat]
2 the great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
3 a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others; "the blind are too often objects of pity" [syn: commiseration, pity, pathos]
4 a book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married an Israelite and who stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died [syn: Book of Ruth]
EtymologyFrom Ruth the Moabite, of uncertain origin, possibly Hebrew "companion". Also associated with the English noun ruth by Puritans.
- : Ruth 1:16:
- And Ruth said, Intreat me not to leave thee, or return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.
book of the Bible
female given name
- A given name.
- The eighth book of the Bible.
- A given name.
- A given name, the usual modern spelling of Rut.
- A given name, an alternative spelling of Rut.
Ruth (Hebrew: רות rut) is a common female given name, from Ruth the Moabite in the Book of Ruth, possibly from the Hebrew for "companion". Ruth can also refer to:
Known by their given name
- Book of Ruth, one of the books of the Hebrew Bible
- The Book of Ruth (novel)
- 798 Ruth, asteroid
- Ruth (band), American band out of Vancouver, Washington
- Ruth Ruth, American pop punk band
- Ruth (lunar crater), crater on the Moon
- Ruth (crater on Venus), crater on Venus
- Ruth (novel), novel by Elizabeth Gaskell
Ruth in German: Ruth
Ruth in French: Ruth
Ruth in Dutch: Ruth
Ruth in Japanese: ルース
Ruth in Polish: Ruta
Ruth in Slovak: Rút
Ruth in Volapük: Ruth
attrition, benevolence, clemency, commiseration, compassion, compunction, condolence, contrition, favor, feeling, forbearance, forgiveness, grace, humanity, kindness, leniency, mercy, mitigation, pardon, pathos, penance, penitently, pity, quarter, relief, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, reprieve, rue, self-pity, sympathy