crypto-, crypt-

(Greek: hidden, secret, secrets, secret writing; by extension, applied to secret code or ciphers)

allocryptic (adjective)
A reference to organisms that use a covering of other organisms or inanimate material to conceal themselves.
amphicryptophyte (s) (noun), amphicryptophytes (pl)
A marsh plant with amphibious vegetative parts.
apocryphal (adjective), more apocryphal, most apocryphal
1. That which is considered to be true by some people, but which may be false, and of questionable authenticity: When Fay's friend said that he believed in the Bible, she wasn't sure if he meant the apocryphal writings, too.

The literature professor said that, in his opinion, most "rags-to-riches" stories turn out to be apocryphal writings.

2. Etymology: from ecclesiastical or church Latin, from Greek apokruphos, "hidden"; a derivative of the compound verb apokruptein, "to hide away"; which was formed from the prefix apo-, "away, off" + the verb kruptein, "to hide".
Of doubtful authenticity; false.
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Not genuine; counterfeit.
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Of questionable authorship.
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Apocryphon (s) (noun); Apocrypha, Apocryphas (pl)
1. The fourteen books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible.

The eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic church) accept all these books as canonical, while the Russian Orthodox church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status.

2. Etymology: plural of Late Latin apocryphus, "secret, not approved for public reading" or "books of hidden" or "unknown authorship", from Greek apokryphos, "hidden; obscure" referring to those included in the Septuagint and the Vulgate, but not originally written in Hebrew and not counted as genuine by the Jews.

From apo-. "away" + kryptein "to hide". The term Apocrypha is properly plural (the singular would be Apocryphon or apocryphum, so it is normally treated as a collective singular noun form.

crypt (s) (noun), crypts (pl)
1. A hidden vault.
2. Various recesses, glandular cavities, etc. in the body; such as, tonsillar crypts.
crypta (s), cryptae (pl)
1. A hidden vault.
2. A chapel or oratory underground, or under a church or cathedral.
The procedures and methods used in translating or interpreting codes and ciphers; the science or study of such procedures.
cryptanamnesia (s) (noun), cryptanamnesias (pl)
A subconscious memory or a completely forgotten memory of something that had happened to someone: Irene felt that she had a cryptanamnesia about what had happened to her before she talked to her medical doctor, not the experiences of sight or hearing or any of the senses, but the ones which were hidden or suppressed in her mind.

A cross reference of other word family units that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "secret, hidden, confidential, concealed": ceal-; clandesti-; myster-; occult-; orgy; stego-, stegano-.