Sunday, December 19, 2010

Greek and Latin Roots of English: Cryptogram

According to the Merriam-Webster's dictionari cryptogram it's a comunication in cipher or code or a figure or representation having a hidden significance; for example the cryptogram in this pic.

According to the etymology dictionary cryptogram it comes from crypto "hidden" + gram ''word, letter'' in this order.

Other words with this roots are for example, with crypto cryptology, encrypt or cryptic; and with gram pictogram, telegram or hologram.


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