Genizah meaning

gə-nē'zä', gə-nē'zə
A repository in a synagogue where worn-out or desecrated sacred texts or objects are stored.
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Origin of genizah

  • Medieval Hebrew gənîzâ from Mishnaic Hebrew hiding, storage verbal noun of gānaz to hide from Aramaic gənaz denominative verb from Aramaic ginzā, ganzā treasure, treasury of Iranian origin Middle Persian ganǰ treasure
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition