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layering, covering
(Notable English members of this family are (according to German sources) the words crypt, cryptic and crypto. The idea of the German branch comes from putting plates on a knight.)
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die Rüstung, rüsten, ausrüsten, aufrüsten, umrüsten, abrüsten, entrüstet, das Gerüst

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Root: *krā(u)-

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layering, covering

The German source that I am using (DWDS.de) suggests, that this root is the origin of words like crypt, encrypt and crypto, but the English etymological dictionary doesn’t mention this connection.

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