hupokrités: one who answers, an actor, a hypocriteOriginal Word: ὑποκριτής, οῦ, ὁPart of Speech:
a hypocrite, dissemblerDefinition:
(lit: a stage-player), a hypocrite, dissembler, pretender.
5273 hypokritḗs (a masculine noun derived from 5259 /hypó, "under" and 2919 /krínō, "judge") – properly, a judging under, like a performer acting under a mask (i.e. a theater-actor); (figuratively) a two-faced person; a "hypocrite," whose profession does not match their practice – i.e. someone who "says one thing but does another."
[5273 (hypokritḗs) was commonly used of actors on the Greek stage. When applied in the NT, it refers to a hypocrite.
"Christianity requires that believers should be open and above-board. They should be themselves. Their lives should be like an open book, easily read" (K. Wuest, Word Studies, Vol 2, Pastoral Epistles, 1 Peter, 50,51).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
one who answers, an actor, a hypocriteNASB Translation
hypocrite (2), hypocrites (16).