[ tah-mooz; for 1 also tah-mooz; for 2 also tam-uhz ]
/ ˈtɑ mʊz; for 1 also tɑˈmuz; for 2 also ˈtæm ʌz /
a Sumerian and Babylonian shepherd god, originally king of Erech, confined forever in the afterworld as a substitute for his consort Inanna or Ishtar.
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Origin of Tammuz
From the Hebrew word tammūz
Words nearby Tammuz
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Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022
How to use Tammuz in a sentence
It was decreed that Tammuz should spend part of the year with one goddess and part of the year with the other.
Tammuz was also a Patriarch, who reigned for a long period over the land and had human offspring.
During the winter Tammuz dwelt in Hades, and at the beginning of spring Ishtar descended to search for him among the shades.
We have therefore to deal with Tammuz in his twofold character as a patriarch and a god of fertility.
British Dictionary definitions for Tammuz
(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
Word Origin for Tammuz
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