I believe that this is a case of a group of letters that looks like a suffix but actually is not. I believe there is a word for this but I cannot remember what it is. Sometimes words contain the same letters as a prefix or suffix but is actually just a part of the word. I believe that this is the case with hypocrite. Here is the origin of hypocrisy:
[Middle English ipocrisie, from Old French, from Late Latin hypocrisis, play-acting, pretense, from Greek hupokrisis, from hupokrnesthai, to play a part, pretend : hupo-, hypo- + krnesthai, to explain, middle voice of krnein, to decide, judge; see krei- in Indo-European Roots.]
Yeah, and what’s up with that Hippocratic Oath, huh? Democratic means the people rule, and Plutocratic means Mickey’s dog rules. Hippodrome is where the horses hang out, so Hippocratic means a horse rules, I guess. There were times when part of a horse ruled, but did he take an oath for that? I’m so confused.
I hope you are just playing and do realize that the Hippocratic Oath is named for Hippocrates (c. 460-400 B.C) who wrote: * “I swear by Appollo Physcian, by Asclepius, by Health, by Panacea, and by all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will carryout, according to my ability and judgment, this oath and this indenture.
…I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgment, but never with a view to injury or wrongdoing.”* etc. etc. etc.
Its the oath that doctors are supposed to uphold…
Its a name, not a prefix and has nothing to do with horses or under horses or below anything.
I did believe you were joking. Hey I wrote the first line of the oath from memory, I can’t be that dense… can I? Impossible, I just wanted to be sure, you see. I…Oh no! Have I become, Humorless?! I think not.