PRONUNCIATION: (uh-PAH-kri-fuhl)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Of dubious authorship or authenticity.
2. False; erroneous; fictitious.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin apocryphus (secret), from Greek apokruphos (secret, hidden), from apokruptein (to hide away), from apo- (away) + kruptein (to hide). Earliest documented use: 1590.

A.P.O. CRY "PHIL !" - Army post office cheers for Groundhogs' Day

APOCRYPTAL - pertaining to the point most distant from a tomb