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Nay-oh´mee; Heb., “my pleasantness”

Ruth’s mother-in-law, who figures as a major character in the book of Ruth. When Naomi returns to Bethlehem from Moab, Ruth accompanies her. Naomi later encourages Ruth to seek the protection of Boaz.

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.