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Yes, of course.

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


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

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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