Entry from British & World English dictionary
A room attached to a synagogue and housing damaged, discarded, or heretical texts and sacred relics.
- The study is based on source material preserved in Genizahs and now dispersed in libraries around the world.
- Old or damaged manuscripts or just worn manuscripts were stored in Genizahs, and were forgotten for many years.
From Hebrew gĕnīzāh, literally 'hiding place', from gānaz 'hide, set aside'.
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