Crypt Definition

krĭpt
crypts
noun
An underground chamber or vault, as one under the main floor of a church, often, esp. formerly, serving as a burial place.
Webster's New World
Any of various recesses, glandular cavities, or follicles in the body.
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Other Word Forms of Crypt

Noun

Singular:
crypt
Plural:
crypts

Origin of Crypt

  • Latin crypta from Greek kruptē from feminine of kruptos hidden from kruptein to hide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin crypta (“vault”), from Ancient Greek κρυπτός (kryptos, “hidden”).

    From Wiktionary

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