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[418a] when you pronounced βουλαπτεροῦν, you looked as if you had made up your mouth to whistle the flute-prelude of the hymn to Athena.

Socrates
Not I, Hermogenes, am responsible, but those who gave the name.

Hermogenes
True. Well, what is the origin of ζημιῶδες?

Socrates
What can the origin of ζημιῶδες be? See, Hermogenes, how true my words are when I say that by adding and taking away letters people alter the sense of words so that even by very slight changes they sometimes make them mean the opposite of what they meant before; as, for instance,


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