[khah-nuh-kuh, hah-; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-nuh-kuh; Sephardic Hebrew khah-noo-kah]

noun Judaism. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of chanukah

Historical Examples of chanukah

  • Where is the spirit of the Maccabæans whom we hymn on this feast of Chanukah?

  • And all our "Chanukah" money went into Benny's pockets, and was lost to us for ever.

    Jewish Children

    Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich

  • Involuntarily I glance at the Chanukah light opposite to me in the window.

    Stories and Pictures

    Isaac Loeb Peretz

  • King of the Universe, who hast sanctified us with Thy commandments, and commanded us to kindle the light of Chanukah.

  • Hence, too, the prevalent craving for a certain author's blood could not be gratified at Mrs. Henry Goldsmith's Chanukah dinner.

British Dictionary definitions for chanukah



a variant spelling of Hanukkah
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Word Origin and History for chanukah


also Chanukkah, 1891, from Hebrew hanukkah "consecration."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

chanukah in Culture


Another spelling of Hanukkah.

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