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κἂν πάνυ κτἑ.: i.e. “this likeness or unlikeness cannot, when but a minimum, yet give its name to the objects.”

οὐ μέντοι οὐδέ: a freq. doubling of negs. Cf. Xen. An. i. 8. 20 καὶ οὐδὲν μέντοι οὐδὲ τοῦτον παθεῖν ἔφασαν, οὐδ᾽ ἄλλος δὲ ἔπαθεν οὐδεὶς οὐδέν. See G. 283, 9; H. 1030. — Protagoras having thus renounced his own position and rejected that of Socrates, has effectually blocked the argument.

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