[tah-moo z; for 1 also tah-mooz; for 2 also tam-uhz]
- the tenth month of the Jewish calendar.Compare Jewish calendar.
- a Sumerian and Babylonian shepherd god, originally king of Erech, confined forever in the afterworld as a substitute for his consort Inanna or Ishtar.
Origin of Tammuz
From the Hebrew word tammūz
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Examples from the Web for tammuz
Tammuz and Gishzida looked at one another, broke out in lament. '
Several references have already been made to the Tammuz festival.
The story in this form must have ended in the restoration of Tammuz.
Of this group of deities, Tammuz and Nin-gishzida are the most important.
Up to this point, Tammuz has not been mentioned in the story.
- (in the Jewish calendar) the fourth month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the tenth month of the civil year, usually falling within June and July
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Word Origin and History for tammuz
Babylonian and Assyrian god (identified with Adon), probably from Babylonian Du'uzu, contraction of Dumu-zi "the son who rises," also interpeted as "the faithful son."
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