genizah

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From Hebrew גְּנִיזָה (g'nizá), from Old Persian [Term?].

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genizah (plural genizahs or genizoth or genizot)

  1. A depository where sacred Hebrew books or other sacred items that cannot be disposed of are kept before they can be properly buried in a cemetery.
    The Cairo Genizah was discovered in 1896

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