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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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  • Naomi sees his hand in whatever occurrence she has witnessed.

  • This proprietor was a man of great opulence, and a relative of Naomi.

  • Why didn't he go to Naomi Newcomb's; she keeps a regular boardin'-house?

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  • First, on Ali's part, a blank wonderment that when he cried to Naomi, "Come!"

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  • As for Naomi, the coming of little black Ali was a wild delight to her.

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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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