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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: apocrypha 'works not by the claimed writer' (14-21 centuries), from Late Latin, from apocryphus 'secret, not part of the official list of works', from Greek, from apokryptein 'to hide away', from apo- ( APOCALYPSE) + kryptein 'to hide'

apocryphal

adjective
     
a‧poc‧ry‧phal
an apocryphal story is well-known but probably not true

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