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/ˈtæmuːz; -ʊz/
a variant spelling of Tammuz
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  • Byblus was the chief seat of the worship of Adonis, or thammuz, who was supposed to have been born there.

    The Anabasis of Alexander Arrian of Nicomedia
Word Origin and History for thammuz


1530s, from Hebrew tammuz, tenth month of the Jewish civil year, fourth of the sacred, covering parts of June and July; also the name of a Syrian deity equivalent to Phoenician Adon, whose festival began with the new moon of this month (cf. Tammuz).

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