Origin of menorah
Examples from the Web for menorah
Plenty of Jewish kids today grow up with a Christmas tree next to their menorah.
There is no menorah in the Gryffindor common room or any mention of Chanukah in any Harry Potter book.Matisyahu’s 10 Things to Help a Jew Get Through Christmas Season|Matisyahu|December 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
They ask which holiday is represented by the menorah behind them.Israeli Government Tells Israelis Not to Marry American Jews|Allison Yarrow|December 1, 2011|DAILY BEAST
More than menorah lighting and dreidel spinning, Hanukkah is known for its culinary delicacy, latkes.
Word Origin for menorah
1886, from Hebrew menorah "candlestick," from Semitic stem n-w-r "to give light, shine" (cf. Arabic nar "fire," manarah "candlestick, lighthouse, tower of a mosque," see minaret).
A nine-branched candelabrum used during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. The center candle, or “starter,” is used to light the other eight candles, with one additional candle lit on each subsequent evening of the celebration.