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Hanukkah

noun Ha·nuk·kah \ˈhä-nə-kə, ˈḵä-\

Simple Definition of Hanukkah

  • : an eight-day Jewish holiday that is celebrated in November or December

Full Definition of Hanukkah

  1. :  an 8-day Jewish holiday beginning on the 25th of Kislev and commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem after its defilement by Antiochus of Syria

Variants of hanukkah

also Cha·nu·kah or Ha·nu·kah \ˈhä-nə-kə, ˈḵä-\

Origin of hanukkah

Hebrew ḥănukkāh dedication


First Known Use: 1843



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