a variant spelling of Tammuz

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Examples from the Web for thammuz

Historical Examples of thammuz

  • 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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