Other Word Forms of Hanukkah
Origin of Hanukkah
Originated 1890–95. From Hebrew חנוכה \ חֲנֻכָּה (khanuká, “dedication, consecration”) from חָנַךְ (khanákh, “to dedicate, to consecrate”).
Hebrew ḥănukkâ dedication from ḥānak to train, dedicate ḥnk in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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