Fake Words

These are all attested ancient Greek words

ψευδής: “lying, false, untrue”

ψευδησιόδειος: “falsely Hesiod”

ψευδοβασιλεύς: “fake king”

ψευδογράφημα: “bad drawing”

ψευδοδιδασκαλία: “sham education”

ψευδοερημίτης: “fake hermit”

ψευδοκριτής: “counterfeit judge”

ψευδολήρημα: “false nonsense”

ψευδομαρτυρία: “false witness”

ψευδονέρων: “fake Nero”

ψευδόπλουτος: “falsely rich”

ψευδόρκιος: “lying oath”

ψευδοσέληνον: “false moonlight”

ψευδοτρισκαιδέκατος: “wrongly the thirteenth”

ψευδουργός: “liar”

ψευδοφίλιππος: “Fake Philip”

ψευδοχρύσος: “fake gold”

ψευδώνυμος: “false name”

Beekes 2010 supposes the root is “Pre-Greek”

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