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Naaman

masc. proper name, biblical name of Aramean general cured of leprosy by Elisha, from Hebrew Na'aman, literally "pleasantness," from stem of na'em "was pleasant or lovely." Cf. Naomi.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • The servants of the palace then took up the joyous cries; naaman had passed through the gates.

    The Little Maid of Israel Emma Howard Wight
  • So naaman went in and told the king what the maid from the land of Israel had said.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • Ratu Joseva, Thakombau's son, like naaman, still maintained a household of retainers.

    The Fijians Basil Thomson
  • So naaman came with his horses and chariots and stood at the door of Elisha's house.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • "Thou speaketh with the wisdom of years, my good Masrekah," answered naaman.

    The Little Maid of Israel Emma Howard Wight
  • But some of my readers have forgotten who naaman was, long ago.

    The Innocents Abroad Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • A house, known as the house of naaman the Leper, is now very appropriately used for a leper's home.

    The Old World and Its Ways William Jennings Bryan
  • The position of naaman was wholly different from that of any Israelite.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • And so naaman said, with alacrity, "Be content: take two talents."

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • So when the caravan reached the palace, Jehoram was waiting to receive naaman.

    The Little Maid of Israel Emma Howard Wight

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