from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. In the Bible, the daughter-in-law of Judah. After the death of her first two husbands, who were his sons, she seduced him in disguise when, in spite of the requirements of levirate law, he did not allow her to marry his youngest surviving son.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A daughter-in-law of Judah; a daughter of David; a daughter of Absalom.
  • proper n. A female given name of biblical origin.


From Hebrew תָּמָר (tamár, "date palm, date, Tamar"). (Wiktionary)



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