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[433a] as is the case in the names of the letters of the alphabet, if you remember what Hermogenes and I were saying a while ago.

Yes, I remember.

Very well, then. So long as this intrinsic quality is present, even though the name have not all the proper letters, the thing will still be named; well, when it has all the proper letters; badly, when it has only a few of them. Let us, then, grant this, my friend, or we shall get into trouble, like the belated night wanderers in the road at Aegina,1 and in very truth we shall be found to have arrived too late;

1 This seems to refer to some story unknown to us.

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