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also Tham·muz  (tä′mo͝oz)
The fourth month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Hebrew tammūz; akin to Iraqi Arabic tabbūz, July, both ultimately from Sumerian dumu-zi, Dumuzi, a dying and rising shepherd god : dumu, son, offspring + zi, true, effective.]
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(ˈtæmuːz; -ʊz)
(Judaism) (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
[from Hebrew]
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(ˈtɑ mʊz, tɑˈmuz)

the tenth month of the Jewish calendar.
[< Hebrew tammūz]
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Noun1.Tammuz - the tenth month of the civil year; the fourth month of the ecclesiastic year (in June and July)
Hebrew calendar, Jewish calendar - (Judaism) the calendar used by the Jews; dates from 3761 BC (the assumed date of the Creation of the world); a lunar year of 354 days is adjusted to the solar year by periodic leap years
Jewish calendar month - a month in the Jewish calendar
2.Tammuz - Sumerian and Babylonian god of pastures and vegetation; consort of Inanna
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References in periodicals archive ?
Thus at the beginning of history Dumuzid the Shepherd, a Sumerian god, died.
The turning of Dumuzid into a lizard or gazelle in several texts from the Inana and Dumuzid Cycle; the turning of Bilulu into a water-skin in Inana and Bilulu; and the turning of Etar's shepherd lover into a wolf in the Standard Babylonian Gilgame.ss' Epic are explored in the attempt to define the nature of the boundaries between different classes of being in Mesopotamia, the common elements involved in the transgression of such boundaries, and the meaning of such transgressions in the context of the Mesopotamian world view.