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[385c] and are its parts untrue?

Hermogenes
No, its parts also are true.

Socrates
Are the large parts true, but not the small ones, or are all true?

Hermogenes
All, in my opinion.

Socrates
Is there, then, anything which you say is a smaller part of speech than a name?

Hermogenes
No, that is the smallest.

Socrates
And the name is spoken as a part of the true speech?

Hermogenes
Yes.

Socrates
Then it is, according to you, true.

Hermogenes
Yes.

Socrates
And a part of false speech is false, is it not?

Hermogenes
It is.

Socrates
Then it is possible to utter either a false or a true name, since one may utter speech that is either true or false?


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