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Word Origin and History for 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.

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Historical Examples of naaman

  • Naaman must plunge seven times in Jordan, else he cannot be made clean.

    Memories of Bethany

    John Ross Macduff

  • So Naaman came with his horses and chariots and stood at the door of Elisha's house.

    The Children's Bible

    Henry A. Sherman

  • 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

  • Then Naaman, with all his followers, returned to the man of God.

    The Children's Bible

    Henry A. Sherman

  • But some of my readers have forgotten who Naaman was, long ago.

    The Innocents Abroad

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)