Crypt



[kript] /krɪpt/

noun
1.
a subterranean chamber or vault, especially one beneath the main floor of a church, used as a burial place, a location for secret meetings, etc.
2.
Anatomy. a slender pit or recess; a small glandular cavity.
1.
variant of before a vowel.
/krɪpt/
noun
1.
a cellar, vault, or underground chamber, esp beneath a church, where it is often used as a chapel, burial place, etc
2.
(anatomy) any pitlike recess or depression
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 *krau- “to conceal, hide” (cf. Old Church Slavonic kryjo, kryti “to hide”). Meaning “underground burial vault or chapel in a church” first attested 1789.

crypt (krĭpt)
n.
A small pit, recess, or glandular cavity in the body.

Unix command to perform encryption and decryption.

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