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Scripts𒀭𒌉𒍣 Sumerian Cuneiform

Meaning & History

From Sumerian 𒌉 (dumu) meaning "son, child" and 𒍣 (zid) meaning "true, loyal". This was the name of a Sumerian god of shepherds and vegetation, the husband of Inanna. He was said to spend half of each year in the underworld, resulting in the yearly cycle of seasons. He was known to the Semitic peoples of Mesopotamia as Tammuz.
VariantDumuzid
Other Languages & CulturesTammuz Biblical Tammuz Biblical Hebrew Tammuz Semitic Mythology
Entry added July 11, 2018