- rusty blackbird,
- rusty sputum,
- ruth, babe,
Origin of ruth
Examples from the Web for ruth
Ruth Shady isn't my anything; she is her own, completely original force in archaeology.
Rivers, it had emerged, had told them she was Ruth Madoff in disguise, and not to speak to her or approach her when she walked in.
The Kids Who Beat Autism Ruth Padawer, The New York Times Magazine At first, everything about L.'s baby boy seemed normal.
The third group came in the 1930s because of Adolf Hitler: Anni Albers, Ruth Adler Schnee, Marcel Breuer.
He was probably the biggest sporting hero of the decade—more popular at his peak than even Babe Ruth.
This was a greater faith than that of her daughter-in-law, Ruth, whose name is not mentioned.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews|Thomas Charles Edwards
This is no laughing matter, dear, whispered Ruth, watching the curly-haired boy closely.Ruth Fielding Down in Dixie|Alice B. Emerson
As for Ruth she made no resistance to his taking the child away from her, although she cried about it in secret.The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|Robert Tressell
Ruth M—— was a college junior with ancestry and wealth, brilliant, sarcastic, selfish.The Girl and Her Religion|Margaret Slattery
We had not thought how late it was; but mother and Ruth had remembered the oysters.We Girls: A Home Story|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Word Origin for ruth
- a Moabite woman, who left her own people to remain with her mother-in-law Naomi, and became the wife of Boaz; an ancestress of David
- the book in which these events are recounted
fem. proper name, biblical ancestor of David, from Hebrew Ruth, probably a contraction of reuth "companion, friend, fellow woman."
"sorrow for the misery of another; repentance, regret," c.1200, ruthe, from Old Norse hryggð "ruth, sorrow," from hryggr "sorrowful, grieved" (see rue (v.)) + Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)). Or else formed in English from reuwen "to rue" on the model of true/truth, etc. The Old English word was rue (n.2).
The great-grandmother of King David, known for her kindness and faithfulness. Not an Israelite herself, she married an Israelite who had come to her country with his family. Ruth's husband died, and her mother-in-law, Naomi, set out to return to the country of the Israelites. Ruth insisted on accompanying Naomi, saying, “ Whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge.” In the country of the Israelites, Ruth married Boaz, a rich relative of her dead husband; Boaz had been attracted to Ruth by her generosity. Her story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament.