[ khah-nuh-kuh, hah-; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-nuh-kuh; Sephardic Hebrew khah-noo-kah ]
/ ˈxɑ nə kə, ˌhɑ-; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxɑ nə kə; Sephardic Hebrew xɑ nuˈkɑ /

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British Dictionary definitions for chanukah


/ (ˈhɑːnəkə, -nʊˌkɑː, Hebrew xanuˈka) /


a variant spelling of Hanukkah
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Word Origin and History for chanukah


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

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Culture definitions for chanukah


Another spelling of Hanukkah.

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