Meaning of Tammuz

Tam•muz

Pronunciation: (tä'mooz for 1 also tä&sylpm&oomacrz' for 2 also tam'uz), [key]
— n.
  1. the tenth month of the Jewish calendar. Cf.
  2. a Sumerian and Babylonian shepherd god, originally king of Erech, confined forever in the afterworld as a substitute for his consort Inanna or Ishtar.
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