Perhaps the best-known relative of this word is the noun form geniza, as in the Cairo Geniza, a trove of more than 200,000 fragmentary Jewish texts discovered in 1896.
Lignoz means “to store" or "to archive,” and geniza is the word for storehouses of sacred texts no longer in use, like tattered prayer books, which Jewish tradition says should, as a sign of respect, be buried rather than thrown in the garbage.
But the word isn't restricted to the sacred. Take the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s call on Warner Bros. to shelve -- lignoz, as per the Israeli press -- its film about the life of Judah Maccabee as long as Mel Gibson is associated with it. Presumably, though, the Wiesenthal Center does not intend “The Maccabees” to be pored over by Jewish researchers in 2196.
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