undercroft

[ uhn-der-krawft, -kroft ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌkrɔft, -ˌkrɒft /

noun

a vault or chamber under the ground, especially in a church.

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Origin of undercroft

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at under, croft1
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undercroft
/ (ˈʌndəˌkrɒft) /

noun

an underground chamber, such as a church crypt, often with a vaulted ceiling

Word Origin for undercroft

C14: from croft a vault, cavern, from earlier crofte, ultimately from Latin crypta crypt
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