Definition of Thammuz in English:


(also Tammuz)


  • (in the Jewish calendar) the tenth month of the civil and fourth of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of June and July.

    • ‘As is well known, Tammuz was the calamitous Jewish month when the daily offerings in the Holy Temple were suspended during Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem, 2,500 years earlier.’
    • ‘The Bible forbids the Jews to participate in his festival, but Tammuz is still retained as a month name in the Jewish calendar.’
    • ‘The date for this event is 17th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz.’
    • ‘The nations around Egypt worshipped the god Tammuz, worshipping an instrument shaped like a ‘T’ as was their tradition.’
    • ‘It is impossible to say enough about Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg, who died two years ago on the 17th of Tammuz.’


From Hebrew tammūz.