from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of Tammuz.
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- proper n. Alternative form of Tammuz (deity).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A deity among the ancient Syrians, in honor of whom the Hebrew idolatresses held an annual lamentation. This deity has been conjectured to be the same with the Phœnician Adon, or Adonis.
- n. The fourth month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, -- supposed to correspond nearly with our month of July.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as Tammuz, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the tenth month of the civil year; the fourth month of the ecclesiastic year (in June and July)
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-- Article on 'Thammuz' in 'Calwer, Bibellexikon.'
From the wan mouths that call on bleeding Thammuz all night long.
The ceremonies of initiation in the Adonia began with lamentation for his loss, -- or, as the prophet Ezekiel expresses it, "Behold, there sat women weeping for Thammuz," -- for such was the name under which his worship was introduced among the Jews; and they ended with the most extravagant demonstrations of joy at the representation of his return to life,  while the hierophant exclaimed, in a congratulatory strain, --
As he uttered the charm, the juvenile pontiff spat on poor Thammuz, till
From this it appears that the fourth month (Thammuz) of the first year of
In vain the Tyrian maids their wounded Thammuz mourn.
After all, are not all religions but the theological symbolization of natural phenomena; and the sacraments, the festivals, and fasts of all the churches have their counterparts in the mysterious processes and manifestations of Nature? and is the contemplation of the resurrection of Adonis or Thammuz more edifying to the soul than to meditate the strange return of the spring which their legends but ecclesiastically celebrate?
Melkarth also, and Bel; of Moloch, Thammuz, and Astarte (a Phoenician deity).
Here too, are a Thammuz wrought in jade, and a cat-faced woman sitting naked in a chair.
Thammuz is wounded by the prosperity of others, just as the snows on Lebanon melt away and stain with the color of blood the swollen Adonis under the beneficent heat of the summer sun.
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