genizah

noun ge·ni·zah \gəˌnēˈzä, -ˈnēzə\

Definition of genizah

plural

genizoth

or

genizot

\-ˌnēˈzōt(h), -ˈnēˌzōs\ or

genizahs

  1. 1 :  a storeroom or repository in a synagogue used for discarded, damaged, or defective books and papers and sacred objects valuable old manuscripts found in the genizah at Cairo

  2. 2 :  the contents of a genizah

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Origin and Etymology of genizah

Hebrew gĕnīzāh


First Known Use: 1897


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