The Talmud connects the name of the Purim story’s heroine, אֶסְתֵּר - Esther – with the concept of concealment, the root of which is ס.ת.ר (s.t.r). Here’s a Wikipedia article containing various explanations for the name of אסתר.Deriving from the ס.ת.ר root, we have the verb לְהַסְתִּיר - to conceal or to hide. להסתיר is an active-causative הִפְעִילverb.
Something concealed is מֻסְתָּר - a passive-causative הֻפְעַל gerund.
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