Meaning: having obtained mercy
So call your brothers "Ammi,' and your sisters "Ruhamah.'"
And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And Jehovah'said unto him, Call her name Lo-ruhamah; for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel, that I should in any wise pardon them.
Now when she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son.
Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah.
And I will sow her unto me in the land; and I will have mercy upon Lo-ruhamah; and I will say to Lo-ammi, Thou art my people; and they shall say, My God.