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Chanukah

[khah-nuh-kuh, hah-; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-nuh-kuh; Sephardic Hebrew khah-noo-kah] /ˈxɑ nə kə, ˌhɑ-; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxɑ nə kə; Sephardic Hebrew xɑ nuˈkɑ/
noun, Judaism.
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British Dictionary definitions for Chanukah

Chanukah

/ˈhɑːnəkə; -nʊˌkɑː; Hebrew xanuˈka/
noun
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a variant spelling of Hanukkah

Hanukkah

/ˈhɑːnəkə; -nʊˌkɑː; Hebrew xanuˈka/
noun
1.
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 Also called Feast of Dedication, Feast of Lights
Word Origin
from Hebrew, literally: a dedication
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Word Origin and History for Chanukah

also Chanukkah, 1891, from Hebrew hanukkah "consecration."

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Chanukah in Culture

Chanukah definition


Another spelling of Hanukkah.

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