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ὑπο-κρῐτής, οῦ, ὁ, one who answers:

I. interpreter or expounder, τῆς δι' αἰνιγμῶν φήμης Pl.Ti. 72b; ὀνείρων Luc.Somn.17, etc.

II. in Att., one who plays a part on the stage, actor, Ar.V.1279, Pl.R.373b, Chrm. 162d, Smp.194b, X. Mem.2.2.9, etc.

2. of an orator, ποικίλος ὑ. καὶ περιττός (of Dem.) Phld.Rh.1.197 S.; one who delivers, recites, declaimer, ἐπῶν Tim.Lex. S1.v. ῥαψῳδοί; rhapsodist, D.S.14.109, 15.7; this sense or sense 11.1 is possible in PCair.Zen.4.44 (iii B. C.).

3. metaph., pretender, dissembler, hypocrite, LXX Jb.34.30, 36.13, Ev.Matt.23.13, al.