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Etymology 1[edit]

From Hebrew תָּמָר ‎(tamár, Tamar, literally date palm, date).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A daughter-in-law of Judah.
  2. A daughter of David.
  3. A daughter of Absalom.
  4. A female given name of biblical origin.


  • 1611, Bible (KJV), Genesis 38:11::
    Then said Judah to Tamar his daughter in law, Remain a widow at thy father's house, till Shelah my son be grown: for he said, Lest peradventure he die also, as his brethren did.
  • 1611, Bible (KJV), Samuel-Chapter-13/#22 2 Samuel 13:22::
    And Absalom spake unto his brother Amnon neither good nor bad: for Absalom hated Amnon, because he had forced his sister Tamar.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Celtic meaning "Great river".

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A river in southwest England, which forms the border between Devon and Cornwall.