Definition of genizah in English:

genizah

noun

  • 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.’

Origin

From Hebrew gĕnīzāh, literally hiding place, from gānaz hide, set aside.

Pronunciation

genizah

/ɡɛˈniːzə/