also Chanukah or Hanukah noun Etymology: Hebrew ḥănukkāh dedication Date: 1864 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

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  • ḤANUKKAH — (Heb. חֲנֻכָּה; dedication ), an annual eight day festival commencing on the 25th of Kislev. According to a well founded tradition it was instituted by judah maccabee and his followers. The term ḥanukkah is found in Hebrew and in Aramaic… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • HANUKKAH — ネANUKK H Fête de la Dédicace, fête de la Lumière ou fête des Maccabées, la ネ nukk h (en hébreu: «inauguration» ou «dédicace») est la fête juive qui commémore la Nouvelle Dédicace (en HANUKKAH 165) du second Temple de Jérusalem, trois ans après sa …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hanukkah — see CHANUKAH (Cf. Chanukah) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hanukkah — (also Chanukkah) ► NOUN ▪ an eight day Jewish festival of lights held in December, commemorating the rededication of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem. ORIGIN Hebrew, consecration …   English terms dictionary

  • Hanukkah — [khä′noo kä΄, khä′nookə; hä′noo kä΄, hä′noo kə] n. [TalmudHeb chanuka, lit., dedication < root ḥnx, inaugurate, dedicate] a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Temple by Judas Maccabaeus in 165 B.C. and celebrated for 8 days… …   English World dictionary

  • Hanukkah — For other uses, see Hanukkah (disambiguation). Hanukkah A Hanukkiya or Hanukkah Menorah Official name Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה or חנוכה English translation: Establishing or Dedication (of the Temple in Jerusalem) …   Wikipedia

  • Hanukkah — /hah neuh keuh/; Ashk. Heb. /khah neuh keuh/; Seph. Heb. /khah nooh kah /, n. a Jewish festival lasting eight days, celebrated from the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the 2nd of Tevet in commemoration of the rededication of the Temple by the… …   Universalium

  • Hanukkah — Hanoucca Hanouka Un enfant et une Hanoukkia. Nom officiel Hébreu : חֲנֻכָּה ou …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hanukkah — UK [ˈhɑːnəkə] / US [ˈhɑnəkə] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Hanukkah : singular Hanukkah plural Hanukkahs a period in November or December when Jewish people light candles in their home and remember a time when an important ancient… …   English dictionary

  • Hanukkah — n. (also Chanukkah) the Jewish festival of lights, commemorating the purification of the Temple in 165 BC. Etymology: Heb. hanukkah consecration * * * Hanukkah var. Chanukah …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hanukkah — Hanukka Ha nuk*ka, or Hanukkah Ha nuk*kah, n. [Heb. khanukk[=a]h.] The Jewish Feast of the Dedication, instituted by Judas Maccab[ae]us, his brothers, and the whole congregation of Israel, in 165 b. c., to commemorate the dedication of the new… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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