- the eight-day Jewish festival of lights beginning on the 25th of Kislev and commemorating the rededication of the temple by Judas Maccabaeus in 165 bc
Also called: Feast of Dedication, Feast of Lights
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Judaisman eight-day Jewish festival celebrating the rededication of the Temple.
[Seph.]Heb. кнä no̅o̅ kä′),USA pronunciation n.
- Judaisma Jewish festival lasting eight days, celebrated from the 25th day of the month of Kislev to the 2nd of Tevet in commemoration of the rededication of the Temple by the Maccabees following their victory over the Syrians under Antiochus IV, characterized chiefly by the lighting of the menorah on each night of the festival.
- Hebrew ḥănukkāh literally, a dedicating