A nine-branched menorah used during Hanukkah

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  • Hanukkah — noun /ˈhʌ.nʊ.kə,ˈhæn.ə.kə,ˈhɑː.nə.kə,ˈxɑː.nə.kə/ A Jewish eight day festival starting on the 25th day of Kislev, that commemorates the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem after the victory of the Maccabees over the Greek Syrians. Syn: Feast… …   Wiktionary

  • menorah — noun /mɪˈnɔːɹə/ a) A holy candelabrum with seven branches used in the Temple of Jerusalem. ‘Heathen muck,’ Liberalis said, as the pillaging began. The veil of the Temple was rent. The great menorah was taken away. b) A candelabrum with nine… …   Wiktionary

  • Hanukkah Menorah — /ˈhanəkə mənɔrə/ (say hahnuhkuh muhnawruh) noun a candelabrum holding nine candles, eight to represent the eight days that the oil burned in the Holy Temple, and one more to light the others. Also, Hanukkiah …  

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