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Eft vs Crypto - What's the difference?

eft | crypto |

As an initialism eft

is emotional freedom technique.

As a noun crypto is

a secret supporter or follower.

As an adjective crypto is

secret or covert.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) efeta, of unknown origin.


(en noun)
  • A newt, especially the European ).
  • *1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , V.10:
  • *:Only these marishes and myrie bogs, / In which the fearefull ewftes do build their bowres, / Yeeld me an hostry mongst the croking frogs […].
  • Usage notes
    The term ).
    Derived terms
    * red eft

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) eft, from (etyl) . Compare after, aft.


  • (label) Again; afterwards
  • *14thC , (Geoffrey Chaucer), '' in ''(The Canterbury Tales) ,
  • *:Were I unbounden, all so may I the, / I woulde never eft come in the snare.
  • *1384 , (John Wycliffe), , ii, 1,
  • *:And eft he entride in to Cafarnaum, aftir eiyte daies.
  • *:
  • *:Than syr bedwere retorned ageyn & took the swerde in hys hande / and than hym thought synne and shame to throwe awaye that nobyl swerde / and so efte he hydde the swerde and retorned ageyn and tolde to the kyng that he had ben at the water and done his commaundemente
  • *1557 , , ,
  • *:And when they were all gone, / And the dim moon doth eft withhold the light,
  • Derived terms
    * (l)


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    (wikipedia crypto)


    (en noun)
  • a secret supporter or follower
  • (uncountable, informal) cryptography
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • secret or covert
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