crypt etymology

English word crypt comes from Ancient Greek κρύπτω, and later Latin crypta (Crypt; underground room for rites; vault.)

Detailed word origin of crypt

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
κρύπτω Ancient Greek (grc)
κρυπτόν Ancient Greek (grc)
κρυπτή Ancient Greek (grc)
crypta Latin (lat) Crypt; underground room for rites; vault.
crypt English (eng) (anatomy) A small pit or cavity in the surface of an organ or other structure. [from 19th c.]. (now, rare) A cave or cavern. [from 15th c.]. An underground vault, especially one beneath a church that is used as a burial place. [from 16th c.].

Words with the same origin as crypt

Descendants of κρύπτω