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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Judaism A nine-branched candelabrum used in celebration of Hanukkah.
  • n. Judaism A ceremonial seven-branched candelabrum of the Jewish Temple symbolizing the seven days of the Creation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A holy candelabrum with seven branches used in the Temple of Jerusalem.
  • n. A candelabrum with nine branches used in Jewish worship on Hanukkah.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A candlestick: specially applied to the seven-branched candlestick in the synagogue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Judaism) a candelabrum with nine branches; used during the Hanukkah festival
  • n. (Judaism) a candelabrum with seven branches used in ceremonies to symbolize the seven days of Creation

Etymologies

Hebrew mənôrâ; see nwr in Semitic roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew מנורה (m'norá). From the same Semitic root as minaret. (Wiktionary)

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