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Hanukkah

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Originated 1890–95 From Hebrew חֲנֻכָּה (ḥānukkâ) “dedication, consecration” from חנך (ḥānak) “to train or dedicate”.

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Hanukkah

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Hanukkah

  1. (Judaism) A Jewish festival from the 25th day of Kislev to the 2nd of Tevet, that commemorates the rededication of the temple in Jerusalem after the victory of the Maccabees over the Greek Syrians.

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References

  • Hanukkah” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • Hanukkah” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • Hanukkah” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

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