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 Thames (1 syl.).Tham’yris. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The Syrian and Phœnician name of Ado’nis. His death happened on the banks of the river Adonis, and in summer-time the waters always become reddened with the hunter’s blood. (See Ezekiel viii. 14.)   1
“Thammuz came next behind,
Whose annual wound on Lebanon allured
The Syrian damsels to lament his fate
In amorous ditties all a summer’s day,
While smooth Adonis from his native rock
Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood
Of Thammuz yearly wounded.”
Milton: Paradise Lost, bk. iii. 446–452.

 Thames (1 syl.).Tham’yris. 


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