Hanukkah

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Originated 1890–95. From Hebrew חנוכה \ חֲנֻכָּה (khanuká, dedication, consecration) from חָנַךְ (khanákh, to dedicate, to consecrate).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhʌ.nʊ.kə/, /ˈhæn.ə.kə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhɑː.nə.kə/, /ˈxɑː.nə.kə/
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Hanukkah (plural Hanukkahs)

  1. (Judaism) An eight-day Jewish festival, starting on the 25th day of Kislev, which commemorates the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem after the victory of the Maccabees over the Greek Syrians.

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Hanukkah m

  1. Alternative form of Chanucá