- crypt:  The Greek adjective kruptós meant ‘hidden’. From it was derived kruptikós, which passed into English via late Latin crypticus as cryptic . The feminine form of the original Greek adjective, krúptē, was used as a noun meaning literally ‘hidden place’, thus ‘underground chamber, vault’; English acquired it via Latin crypta. From the same ultimate source comes apocrypha , literally ‘books of hidden – that is, unknown – authorship’.
- crypt (n.)
- early 15c., "grotto, cavern," from Latin crypta "vault, cavern," from Greek krypte (short for krypte kamara "hidden vault"), fem. of kryptos "hidden," verbal adjective from kryptein "to hide," from PIE root *krau- "to conceal, hide" (cognates: Old Church Slavonic kryjo, kryti "to hide"). Meaning "underground burial vault or chapel in a church" first attested 1789.
- 1. The door on the left, upon entering the church, leads to the Crypt of St Issac.
- 2. They took shelter from a tornado at a crypt.
- 3. This lout guards the crypt like a Cerberus.
- 4. It will no longer stack with Crypt Fever used by another character.
- 5. IDEA is a symmetric method to crypt message or document.
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