[ExI] hypocrisy?

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 19:52:15 UTC 2020

hypocrisy (n.)

c. 1200, ipocrisie, "the sin of pretending to virtue or goodness," from Old
French ypocrisie, from Late Latin hypocrisis "hypocrisy," also "an
imitation of a person's speech and gestures," from Attic Greek
hypokrisis "acting
on the stage; pretense," metaphorically, "hypocrisy," from hypokrinesthai "play
a part, pretend," also "answer," from hypo- "under" (see hypo-) + middle
voice of krinein "to sift, decide" (from PIE root *krei- "to sieve," thus
"discriminate, distinguish"). The sense evolution in Attic Greek is from
"separate gradually" to "answer" to "answer a fellow actor on stage" to
"play a part." The h- was restored in English 16c.   bill w

On Thu, Dec 24, 2020 at 12:30 PM Anton Sherwood via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> "hypocracy" ought to mean either rule for below
> or something less than minarchy.
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