Origin of HanukkahTalmudic Hebrew chanuka, literally , dedication ; from root ?nx, inaugurate, dedicate
or Ha·nu·kah also Cha·nu·kah
Origin of HanukkahHebrew &hlowdot;ănukkâ, dedication, from &hlowdot;&amacron;nak, to train, dedicate; see &hlowdot;nk in Semitic roots.
Originated 1890–95. From Hebrew חנוכה \ חֲנֻכָּה (khanuká, “dedication, consecration”) from חָנַךְ (khanákh, “to dedicate, to consecrate”).