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Line breaks: ge¦ni|zah
Pronunciation: /ɡɛˈniːzə/

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Definition of genizah in English:


A room attached to a synagogue and housing damaged, discarded, or heretical texts and sacred relics.


from Hebrew gĕnīzāh, literally 'hiding place', from gānaz 'hide, set aside'.

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