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Aufrüstung

1.
the armament
(Pretty much only used in the context of countries building up their military capability.)
Value:
Opposite: Abrüstung
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Word Family

Root: *krā(u)-

The core idea of this root was:

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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