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to add later, to upgrade, to retrofit
(The core idea is that you add an optional configuration item at some point later, after the initial thing is already complete. Think adding a catalytic converter to an old car.)
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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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