from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The tenth month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.
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- proper n. The tenth month of the civil year in the Jewish calendar, after Sivan and before Av.
- proper n. A Sumerian god of food and vegetation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Hebrew month of twenty-nine days, being the tenth of the civil and the fourth of the sacred year. It corresponds to part of June and part of July.
- n. A Syrian deity, same as the Phenician Adon or Adonis, in whose honor a feast was held every year, beginning with the new moon of the month Tammuz. Also Thammuz.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Sumerian and Babylonian god of pastures and vegetation; consort of Inanna
- n. the tenth month of the civil year; the fourth month of the ecclesiastic year (in June and July)
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.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Hebrew תַּמּוּז, from a Sumerian god's name (see #Etymology_2). (Wiktionary)
From Sumerian 𒌉𒍣 (DUMU.ZID, "the true son"). (Wiktionary)