Hanukkah[khä′no̵o kä′, -kə; hä′-]
A family celebrating Hanukkah.
A child watches his father light the menorah to celebrate Hanukkah.
or Ha·nu·kah also Cha·nu·kah
Origin of HanukkahHebrew &hlowdot;ănukkâ, dedication, from &hlowdot;ānak, 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”).