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 for ruth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ruth \Ruth\ (r[udd]th), n. [From Rue, v.: cf. Icel.
     hrygg[eth], hryg[eth].]
     1. Sorrow for the misery of another; pity; tenderness.
        [Poetic] "They weep for ruth." --Chaucer. "Have ruth of
        the poor." --Piers Plowman.
        [1913 Webster]
              To stir up gentle ruth,
              Both for her noble blood, and for her tender youth.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. That which causes pity or compassion; misery; distress; a
        pitiful sight. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
              It had been hard this ruth for to see. --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]
              With wretched miseries and woeful ruth. --Spenser.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: United States professional baseball player famous for
           hitting home runs (1895-1948) [syn: Ruth, Babe Ruth,
           George Herman Ruth, Sultan of Swat]
      2: the great-grandmother of king David whose story is told in
         the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament
      3: a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of
         others; "the blind are too often objects of pity" [syn:
         commiseration, pity, ruth, pathos]
      4: 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
         [syn: Ruth, Book of Ruth]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "ruth":
     attrition, benevolence, clemency, commiseration, compassion,
     compunction, condolence, contrition, favor, feeling, forbearance,
     forgiveness, grace, humanity, kindness, leniency, mercy,
     mitigation, pardon, pathos, penance, penitently, pity, quarter,
     relief, remorse, remorsefulness, repentance, reprieve, rue,
     self-pity, sympathy

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

     D.A. Harrison at Newcastle University.  Real-time language
     based on LispKit.  Uses timestamps and real-time clocks.
     ["RUTH: A Functional Language for Real-Time Programming",
     D. Harrison in PARLE: Parallel Architectures and Languages
     Europe, LNCS 259, Springer 1987, pp.297-314].

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a friend, a Moabitess, the wife of Mahlon, whose father,
     Elimelech, had settled in the land of Moab. On the death of
     Elimelech and Mahlon, Naomi came with Ruth, her daughter-in-law,
     who refused to leave her, to Bethlehem, the old home from which
     Elimelech had migrated. There she had a rich relative, Boaz, to
     whom Ruth was eventually married. She became the mother of Obed,
     the grandfather of David. Thus Ruth, a Gentile, is among the
     maternal progenitors of our Lord (Matt. 1:5). The story of "the
     gleaner Ruth illustrates the friendly relations between the good
     Boaz and his reapers, the Jewish land system, the method of
     transferring property from one person to another, the working of
     the Mosaic law for the relief of distressed and ruined families;
     but, above all, handing down the unselfishness, the brave love,
     the unshaken trustfulness of her who, though not of the chosen
     race, was, like the Canaanitess Tamar (Gen. 38:29; Matt. 1:3)
     and the Canaanitess Rahab (Matt. 1:5), privileged to become the
     ancestress of David, and so of 'great David's greater Son'"
     (Ruth 4:18-22).

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Ruth, drunk; satisfied

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Ruth, NC -- U.S. town in North Carolina
     Population (2000):    329
     Housing Units (2000): 155
     Land area (2000):     0.438794 sq. miles (1.136471 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.438794 sq. miles (1.136471 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            58420
     Located within:       North Carolina (NC), FIPS 37
     Location:             35.383224 N, 81.943365 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Ruth, NC

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