Word of the Day Dakik

On Hanukkah, we light the skinniest of candles, as this word explains, but eat the fattiest of foods. Oh the irony!

The word “dakik” (da-KEEK), meaning “very thin,” enjoys a higher profile than usual during Hanukkah, thanks to a popular holiday song that begins “Ner li dakik,” meaning “I have a slim candle.”