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[385d]

Hermogenes
Yes, of course.

Socrates
Then whatever each particular person says is the name of anything, that is its name for that person?

Hermogenes
Yes.

Socrates
And whatever the number of names anyone says a thing has, it will really have that number at the time when he says it?

Hermogenes
Yes, Socrates, for I cannot conceive of any other kind of correctness in names than this; I may call a thing by one name, which I gave, and you by another, which you gave. And in the same way, I see that states have their own different names for the same things,


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