/ (ˈtæmuːz, -ʊz) /


a variant spelling of Tammuz
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Examples from the Web for 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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