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#1633 - 04/27/00 11:59 AM Origin of word Ruthless
I am curious about the origin of the word ruthless.
#1634 - 04/27/00 12:27 PM Re: Origin of word Ruthless
Loc: this too shall pass
#1635 - 04/28/00 07:41 AM Re: Origin of word Ruthless
Loc: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
It's from the word ruth (Middle English = compassion, pity, sorrow, grief, distress etc). Interesting that ruthless (and ruthful) have survived but not the original word.
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