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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  
"hypocrite".

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?

Dennis