Word Summary
hypokritēs: one who answers, an actor, a hypocrite
Original Word: ὑποκριτής
Transliteration: hypokritēs
Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-ok-ree-tace')
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: one who answers, an actor, a hypocrite
Meaning: one who answers, an actor, a hypocrite
Strong's Concordance

From hupokrinomai; an actor under an assumed character (stage-player), i.e. (figuratively) a dissembler ("hypocrite" -- hypocrite.

see GREEK hupokrinomai

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5273: ὑποκριτής

ὑποκριτής, ὑποκριτου, (ὑποκρίνομαι, which see);

1. one who answers, an interpreter (Plato, Lucian).

2. an actor, stage-player (Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, Aelian, Herodian).

3. in Biblical Greek, a dissembler, pretender, hypocrite: Matthew 6:2, 5, 16; Matthew 7:5; Matthew 15:7; Matthew 16:3 Rec.; Rec., (13 Tdf.),; ; Mark 7:6; Luke 6:42; Luke 11:44 R L in brackets; Luke 12:56; Luke 13:15. (Job 34:30; Job 36:13, for חָנֵף, profane, impious.) (Mention is made of Heimsoeth, De voce ὑποκριτής comment. (Bonnae, 1874, 4to.).)