Tammuz

Pronunciations

Tammuz (TAH-mooz) listen
Tammuz (tah-MOOZ) listen

Definitions

  • n. The tenth month of the Jewish calendar (or fourth if counting from Nisan).

Example Sentences

  • "It is said that on the third day of Tammuz, God, at the behest of Joshua, caused the sun and the moon to stop. " (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb. תַּמּוּז tammuz > Yid. תּמוז tamez

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      Tamuz, Tamez, Tammez

Notes

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