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Orpah was the name Oprah Winfrey's mother wanted to give her daughter, but two of the letters were accidentally transposed, turning the name into Oprah instead.
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In the biblical Book of Ruth, Orpah was the daughter-in-law of Naomi and wife of Mahlon. She left her mother-in-law Naomi after Naomi begged her to turn back to her native land, unlike Ruth, who insisted on staying with her.
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