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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.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.