Chanukah

Chanukah

[khah-nuh-kuh, hah-; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-nuh-kuh; Sephardic Hebrew khah-noo-kah]
noun Judaism.
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Chanukah (ˈhɑːnəkə, -nʊˌkɑː, Hebrew xanuˈka)
 
n
a variant spelling of Hanukkah

Hanukkah, Hanukah or Chanukah (ˈhɑːnəkə, -nʊˌkɑː, Hebrew xanuˈka, ˈhɑːnəkə, -nʊˌkɑː, Hebrew xanuˈka, ˈhɑːnəkə, -nʊˌkɑː, Hebrew xanuˈka)
 
n
Feast of Dedication, Also called: Feast of Lights the eight-day Jewish festival of lights beginning on the 25th of Kislev and commemorating the rededication of the temple by Judas Maccabaeus in 165 bc
 
[from Hebrew, literally: a dedication]
 
Hanukah, Hanukah or Chanukah
 
n
 
[from Hebrew, literally: a dedication]
 
Chanukah, Hanukah or Chanukah
 
n
 
[from Hebrew, literally: a dedication]

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Chanukah
1891, from Heb. hanukkah "consecration."
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Chanukah definition


Another spelling of Hanukkah.

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