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