genizah

/ (ɡɛˈniːzə) /

noun plural genizahs or genizoth (ɡɛˈniːzəθ)

Judaism a repository (usually in a synagogue) for books and other sacred objects which can no longer be used but which may not be destroyed

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Word Origin for genizah

C19: from Hebrew, literally: a hiding place, from gānaz to hide, set aside
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