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mystery
noun (mysteries )
1 an event or phenomenon that cannot be, or has not been, explained.
2 the quality of being difficult or impossible to explain or understand, or of being odd or obscure and arousing curiosity.
3 someone about whom very little is known or understood.
4 a story about a crime that is difficult to solve.
5 (esp mysteries) Christianity
a a truth known only because it is revealed by God;
b a sacrament.
6 a religious rite, especially the Eucharist.
as adjective a mystery writer .
[14c: from Latin mysterium , from Greek mysterion , from myein to close the eyes]


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