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Tam·muzalso 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.]
(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
Tam•muz(ˈtɑ mʊz, tɑˈmuz)
the tenth month of the Jewish calendar.
[< Hebrew tammūz]
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|Noun||1.||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|