Judaism a candelabrum with seven branches, a traditional symbol of Judaism, or with nine branches, used during the festival of Hanukkah
Origin of menorahClassical Hebrew (language) menora, lamp stand ; from Aramaic nur, fire; akin to Arabic man?rah: see minaret
- A nine-branched candelabrum used in celebrating Hanukkah.
- often Menorah A ceremonial seven-branched candelabrum of the Jewish Temple symbolizing the seven days of the Creation.
Origin of menorahHebrew m&schwa;nôrâ; see nwr in Semitic roots.
(plural menoroth or menorahs)