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menorah

me·no·rah

 (mə-nôr′ə)
n. Judaism
1. A nine-branched candelabrum used in celebrating Hanukkah.
2. often Menorah A ceremonial seven-branched candelabrum of the Jewish Temple symbolizing the seven days of the Creation.

[Hebrew mənôrâ; see nwr in Semitic roots.]

menorah

(mɪˈnɔːrə; Hebrew məˈnɑʊrɔ)
n
1. (Judaism) a seven-branched candelabrum used in the Temple and now an emblem of Judaism and the badge of the state of Israel
2. (Judaism) a candelabrum having eight branches and a shammes that is lit during the festival of Hanukkah
[from Hebrew: candlestick]

me•nor•ah

(məˈnɔr ə, -ˈnoʊr ə)

n.
1. a candelabrum used in the Temple and in modern synagogues.
2. a nine-branched candelabrum used during Hanukkah.
[1885–90; < Hebrew mənōrāh]

menorah

A candle holder with seven branches.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Menorah - (Judaism) a candelabrum with seven branches used in ceremonies to symbolize the seven days of Creation
candelabra, candelabrum - branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
2.menorah - (Judaism) a candelabrum with nine branchesmenorah - (Judaism) a candelabrum with nine branches; used during the Hanukkah festival
candelabra, candelabrum - branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights
Judaism - the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
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