E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
called by Rabelais Chaneph, which is the Hebrew for hypocrisy. Rabelais says it is wholly inhabited by sham saints, spiritual comedians, bead-tumblers, mumblers of avemarias, and such like sorry rogues, who lived on the alms of passengers, like the hermit of Lormont. (Pantagruel, iv. 63.)