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[ney-oh-mee, -mahy, ney-oh-mahy, -mee] /neɪˈoʊ mi, -maɪ, ˈneɪ oʊˌmaɪ, -ˌmi/
the mother-in-law of Ruth and the great-grandmother of David. Ruth 1.
a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “pleasant.”. Unabridged
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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
  • "Sit ye down, Jonas," said Naomi, sinking cross-legged to the ground.

    Christmas Light Ethel Calvert Phillips
  • 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
  • "I will be quiet," promised Naomi, her face bright with smiles.

    Christmas Light Ethel Calvert Phillips
  • 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


(Old Testament) the mother-in-law of Ruth (Ruth 1:2) Douay spelling Noemi
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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