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before vowels crypt-, word-forming element meaning "secret" or "hidden, not evident or obvious," used in forming English words at least since 1760 (crypto-Calvinianism), from Latinized form of Greek kryptos "hidden, concealed, secret" (see crypt; the Greek combining form was krypho-).
In 19c. often of secret religious faith; from 1870s in scientific words; since c. 1945 typically of hidden political loyalties. Crypto-fascist is attested from 1937; crypto-communist from 1946. Hence, as an abstracted noun, crypto "person who conceals a political adherence" (1946).
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Harper, D. (n.d.). Etymology of cryptarchy. Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved $(datetime), from https://www.etymonline.com/word/cryptarchy
Harper Douglas, “Etymology of cryptarchy,” Online Etymology Dictionary, accessed $(datetime), https://www.etymonline.com/word/cryptarchy.
Harper, Douglas. “Etymology of cryptarchy.” Online Etymology Dictionary, https://www.etymonline.com/word/cryptarchy. Accessed $(datetimeMla).
D. Harper. “Etymology of cryptarchy.” Online Etymology Dictionary. https://www.etymonline.com/word/cryptarchy (accessed $(datetime)).
updated on May 26, 2018
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