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[430a] for I can ask whether the words he produced would be true, or false, or partly true and partly false. Even that would suffice.

Cratylus
I should say that the man in such a case was merely making a noise, going through purposeless motions, as if he were beating a bronze pot.

Socrates
Let us see, Cratylus, if we cannot come to terms somehow. You would agree, would you not, that the name is one thing and the thing of which it is the name is another?

Cratylus
Yes, I should.

Socrates
And you agree that the name is an imitation


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