Definition of menorah in English:

menorah

noun

  • 1A sacred candelabrum with seven branches used in the Temple in Jerusalem, originally that made by the craftsman Bezalel and placed in the sanctuary of the Tabernacle (Exod. 37:17–24).

    • ‘Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, lasts eight days, and each evening, an additional candle is lit on the Menorah.’
    • ‘The night of the 22nd is our Hanukkah party at the White House, where we light the Menorah.’
    • ‘If you go to Rome today you can visit Titus' Triumphal Arch which bears the engraved image of the Menorah from the destroyed Temple in Jerusalem being carried victoriously into Rome.’
    • ‘Every night, Father would light the Menorah and let it burn itself out.’
    • ‘Of the thirty-three Hanukkah cards, twenty-six, or 79 percent, feature a Star of David or Menorah.’
    1. 1.1 A candelabrum used in Jewish worship, especially one with eight branches and a central socket used at Hanukkah.
      • ‘Staff at Turton High School's Media Arts College have put on display religious objects ranging from a Jewish menorah candlestick to Hindu figurines.’
      • ‘In music or poetry, one thinks of an octave, in Jewish ritual, a menorah with eight branches.’
      • ‘Ritual Jewish art includes beautifully crafted menorahs, wine cups, candlesticks, tallilot (prayer shawls), and other ceremonial objects.’
      • ‘As we enter the house with the mezuzah on one side and the Chanukah menorah on the other, there is no mistaking the Jewish focus of the home.’
      • ‘As part of the celebrations a menorah was lit and although there was only enough oil to light the menorah for a day, it stayed alight for eight days.’

Origin

Hebrew.

Pronunciation

menorah

/məˈnôrə/