Definition of genizah in English:
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'.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan