Special Vocabulary in Ruth 1-2

This list is somewhat arbitrary. I included on it either words used multiple times which are convenient to memorize or words sufficiently strange to warrant advance notice to students who will be translating. Memorizing these will make translating Ruth 1-2 easier.

מֹאֲבִיּוֹת Moabitesses
כַּלָּה daughter-in-law, bride
מֵעֶה inner parts
זָקֵן be old, grow old
תּקְוָה hope, cord
שַׂבָּר wait, hope for
נעגן shut oneself off
מַר be bitter
חָמוֹת mother-in-law
יְבֵמֶת sister-in-law
קָצִיר harvest time
שְׂעֹרָה barley
לַקָּט glean
קֹצֵר reaper, harvester
הַכִּיר regard, recognize, observe
מוֹלֶדֶת kindred
שִׁלְשׁוֹם three days ago
עֹמֶר sheaf, bundle of grain
צֶבֶת bundles of grain
אָנָה where
הִטָה wheat

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