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[421c] and indeed some people pronounce it so.

I think you have knocked these words to pieces manfully, Socrates; but if anyone should ask you what propriety or correctness there was in these words that you have employed—ἰόν and ρἕον and δοῦν

What answer should I make? Is that your meaning?

Yes, exactly.

We acquired just now one way of making an answer with a semblance of sense in it.

What way was that?

Saying, if there is a word we do not know about, that it is of foreign origin.

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