What is ruth?

  • (noun): The great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament.
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Ruth, (Hebrew: רוּת‎ Ruth, Rut - in modern Hebrew accent) is a common female given name. It comes from Ruth the Moabite in the Book of Ruth, itself from the Hebrew for "companion". Ruth can also refer to:

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Ruth, Nevada - Climate
... Ruth experiences a semi-arid climate with hot summers and cold winters, typical of most small towns in the Great Basin ... Due to Ruth's substantial elevation and aridity, the Diurnal temperature variation is large ... Climate data for Ruth, Nevada (Elevation 6,880ft) Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °F (°C) 62 (17) 68 (20) 75 (24) 80 (27) 88 (31) 93 (34) 100 (38 ...

More definitions of "ruth":

  • (noun): A book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married an Israelite and who stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died.
    Synonyms: Book of Ruth