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also ge·ni·za (gə-nē′zä′, gə-nē′zə)
n. pl. ge·ni·zoth (-nē′zōth′) or ge·ni·zot (-nē′zōt′, -nē′zōs′) also ge·ni·zahs or ge·ni·zas
A repository in a synagogue where worn-out or desecrated sacred texts or objects are stored.

[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; akin to Middle Persian ganǰ, treasure.]


n, pl genizahs or genizoth (ɡɛˈniːzəθ)
(Judaism) 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
[C19: from Hebrew, literally: a hiding place, from gānaz to hide, set aside]
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Geneza, analiza i klasyfikacja gleb University Publisher, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poznan.
2008), Geneza si convorbiri la "masa rotunda" in Polonia intre puterea comunista si "Solidaritatea".
Mokradla - ich geneza i znaczenie w krajobrazie Puszczy Knyszynskiej [Marshes - their genesis and role in the Puszcza Knyszynska Forest landscape].
Delureanu, Stefan, (1999), Geneza Europei comunitare: mesajul democratiei de inspiratie crestina, Bucuresti: Editura Paideia.
176; see also Lucian Blaga, Geneza metaforei si sensul culturii (The Genesis of Metaphor and the Meaning of Culture), included in his Trilogia Culturii (The Trilogy of Culture), ed.
Geneza, clasicism [section]i contemporaneitate in evoluia guvernan^ei corporative(Genesis, classical and contemporary developments in corporate governance), Contabilitate, Expertiza si Auditul afacerilor, EdituraCECCAR, ISSN 1454-9263, Bucuresti
Stefan Grzybowski, Geneza i miejsce prawa autorskiego w
Polskie szkolnictwo muzyczne: geneza i ewolucja systemu.
A gifted editor, Professor Maczak produced Geneza nowozytnej Anglii (1968: The Making of Modern England), a selection of important articles on English civil war written by British and American historians.
Geneza krzemieniarstwa kultury pucharow lejkowatych na Kujawach.
That contribution was based on two books on Vasari as a historian and biographer published by Wazbinski in Polish in 1972 and 1975; Rubin does not cite them, though they could be the best preceding contributions to her subject (see Vasari i jego dzieje "Sztuk rysunku" urvagi had geneza nowozytnej biografiki artystycznej, Torun, 1972; and Vasari i nowozytna historiografia sztuki: antologia, wstep, komentarze, wybor ii przekl.