the tenth month of the Jewish year
Origin of TammuzClassical Hebrew (language) tamm?z ; from Akkadian tam?z, a god of fertility ; from Sumerian Dumu-zi (lit., true son), god and amp; legendary king
The fourth month of the year in the Jewish calendar. See Table at calendar.
Origin of TammuzHebrew tamm&umacron;z; akin to Iraqi Arabic tabb&umacron;z, July, both ultimately from Sumerian dumu-zi, Dumuzi, a dying and rising shepherd god : dumu, son, offspring + zi, true, effective.