- crypt[crypt 词源字典]
- 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’.
=> apocrypha[crypt etymology, crypt origin, 英语词源]
- 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.