[ExI] hypocrisy?

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 20:01:19 UTC 2020

On Dec 24, 2020, at 11:55 AM, William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> 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.
>> -- 
>> *\\*  Anton Sherwood  *\\*  www.bendwavy.org

Anton was focusing on the misspelled hypocracy... notice the -cracy part there.


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