Crypt meaning

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An underground vault or chamber, especially one beneath a church that is used as a burial place.
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(anatomy) A small pit, recess, or glandular cavity in the body.
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An underground chamber or vault, as one under the main floor of a church, often, esp. formerly, serving as a burial place.
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(anat.) Any of various recesses, glandular cavities, or follicles in the body.
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(anatomy) A small pit, recess, or glandular cavity in the body.
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An underground vault, especially one beneath a church that is used as a burial place.
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(anatomy) A small pit or cavity in the body.
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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