bitter; sad, a symbolical name which Naomi gave to herself because of her misfortunes (Ru 1:20).
The name which Naomi claimed for herself: 'Call me not Naomi ('pleasant'), call me Mara (i.e. 'bitter'): for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me' (Ru 1:20).
An appellation which signifies 'bitter,' assumed by Naomi because of her sorrow. Ru 1:20.