menorah
noun Etymology: Hebrew mĕnōrāh candlestick Date: 1886 a candelabra with seven or nine lights that is used in Jewish worship

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  • MENORAH — (Heb. מְנוֹרָה; candelabrum ), the name given to the seven branched candelabrum which, according to the Bible, was a prominent feature of the tabernacle erected by the people of Israel in the wilderness, as well as in the Jerusalem Temple. In… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ménorah — Menorah réplique de la menorah du temple …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Menorah — has two principal meanings: Menorah (Temple) a seven branched lampstand used in the ancient Tabernacle in the desert and Temple in Jerusalem, a symbol of Judaism since ancient times and the emblem of the modern state of Israel. Menorah (Hanukkah) …   Wikipedia

  • menorah — 1886, from Heb. menorah candlestick, from Semitic stem n w r to give light, shine (Cf. Arabic nar fire, manarah candlestick, lighthouse, tower of a mosque, see MINARET (Cf. minaret)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • menorah — ► NOUN ▪ a candelabrum used in Jewish worship, typically with eight branches. ORIGIN Hebrew …   English terms dictionary

  • menorah — [mə nō′rə, mənôr′ə] n. [Heb menora, lamp stand < Aram nur, fire; akin to Ar manārah: see MINARET] a candelabrum; specif., a) one with seven branches, a traditional symbol of Judaism b) one with nine branches, used during the festival of… …   English World dictionary

  • Menorah —  la Menorah (chandelier à 7 branches) ne doit pas être confondue avec la Hanoukkia (chandelier à 8 branches +1) Arc de triomphe de Titus : Prisonniers juifs portant la Menorah et les tromp …   Wikipédia en Français

  • menorah — /meuh nawr euh, nohr euh/, n. 1. a candelabrum having seven branches (as used in the Biblical tabernacle or the Temple in Jerusalem), or any number of branches (as used in modern synagogues). 2. a candelabrum having nine branches, for use on the… …   Universalium

  • menorah — UK [məˈnɔːrə] / US [məˈnɔrə] noun [countable] Word forms menorah : singular menorah plural menorahs an object that holds seven or more candles, used in the Jewish religion …   English dictionary

  • Menorah — Menora Jarmulke und Menora …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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