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  1. (noun, artifact) (Judaism) a candelabrum with nine branches; used during the Hanukkah festival
  2. (noun, artifact) (Judaism) a candelabrum with seven branches used in ceremonies to symbolize the seven days of Creation

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Alternate forms of Menorah

Hypernyms: candelabra, candelabrum

Origin of the word Menorah

  1. 1888, from Heb. menorah "candlestick," from Sem. stem n-w-r "to give light, shine" (cf. Arabic nar "fire," manarah "candlestick, lighthouse, tower of a mosque," see minaret). more

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