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məˈnɔr ə, -ˈnoʊr əmeno·rah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Menorah(noun)

    (Judaism) a candelabrum with seven branches used in ceremonies to symbolize the seven days of Creation

  2. menorah(noun)

    (Judaism) a candelabrum with nine branches; used during the Hanukkah festival


  1. menorah(Noun)

    A holy candelabrum with seven branches used in the Temple of Jerusalem.

    Etymology: From מנורה. From the same Semitic root as minaret.

  2. menorah(Noun)

    A candelabrum with nine branches used in Jewish worship on Hanukkah.

    Etymology: From מנורה. From the same Semitic root as minaret.


  1. Menorah

    The menorah is described in the Bible as the seven-lamp ancient Hebrew lampstand made of gold and used in the portable sanctuary set up by Moses in the wilderness and later in the Temple in Jerusalem. Fresh olive oil of the purest quality was burned daily to light its lamps. The menorah has been a symbol of Judaism since ancient times and is the emblem on the coat of arms of the modern state of Israel.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of menorah in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of menorah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of menorah in a Sentence

  1. Katia Cytryn-Silverman:

    The fact that this is the one chosen for a top step is also challenging for our modern mind: was this a positive or negative appropriation of the menorah? were they stepping on purpose? Did the room serve a special function? Were the inhabitants of the house actually aware of its importance? Was this just a beautiful ornamented piece? While these questions are still hard to answer, the very use [of the door] at this place, and our eventual exposure, revived its long trajectory, going fromJewish hands, to Muslim, and then to Christian owners.

  2. Katia Cytryn-Silverman:

    As this happened toward the Jewish Holiday of Hanukkah ? which celebrates the liberation and the rededication of the Second Temple by the Maccabeans (second century BCE) and the miracle of the lasting oil, which burned in the Temple's menorah for eight days ? we decided to bring the finding to public knowledge, as a good wish for Hannukah and for the Holiday Season.

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