Menorah definition

mə-nôrə
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A ceremonial seven-branched candelabrum of the Jewish Temple symbolizing the seven days of the Creation.
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(judaism) A candelabrum with seven branches, a traditional symbol of Judaism, or with nine branches, used during the festival of Hanukkah.
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A nine-branched candelabrum used in celebrating Hanukkah.
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(Judaism) A holy candelabrum with seven branches used in the Temple of Jerusalem.
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(Judaism) A candelabrum with nine branches used in Jewish worship on Hanukkah.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
menorah
Plural:
menorahs, menoroth

Origin of menorah

  • Hebrew mənôrâ nwr in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hebrew מנורה (m'norá). From the same Semitic root as minaret.

    From Wiktionary