The word for "hypocrite" in Mod. Irish is "fimíneach". It is found
without the long 'í' as far back as Edward Lhuyd's Focloir Gaoidheilge-
Shagsonach (1707), which was based on a Latin-Irish dictionary
completed by Risdeard Pluincéad in 1662. I can't find any trace of it
in DIL as fimineach / fiminech / fimenach, nor searching with
Does anyone happen to know the origin of the word? It doesn't have
that garden-variety look to it. A ghost word in origin?