Etymology
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menorah (n.)

"seven-branched candelabrum used in Jewish rituals and as a symbol of Judaism," 1886, from Hebrew menorah "candlestick," from Semitic stem n-w-r "to give light, shine" (compare Arabic nar "fire," manarah "candlestick, lighthouse, tower of a mosque," see minaret).

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Definitions of menorah
1
menorah (n.)
(Judaism) a candelabrum with nine branches; used during the Hanukkah festival;
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Menorah (n.)
(Judaism) a candelabrum with seven branches used in ceremonies to symbolize the seven days of Creation;
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