crypt

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Mary Todd Lincoln's crypt

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From Latin crypta (vault), from Ancient Greek κρυπτός (kruptós, hidden).

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crypt (plural crypts)

  1. An underground vault, especially one beneath a church that is used as a burial place.
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, chapter 3/2/1, “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      She turned and waved a hand to him, she cried a word, but he didn't hear it, it was a lost word. A sable wraith she was in the parkland, fading away into the dolorous crypt of winter.
  2. (anatomy) A small pit or cavity in the body

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