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[414c] and the nu and the eta (making ἐχονόη)?

Hermogenes
It does it very poorly, Socrates.

Socrates
My friend, you do not bear in mind that the original words have before now been completely buried by those who wished to dress them up, for they have added and subtracted letters for the sake of euphony and have distorted the words in every way for ornamentation or merely in the lapse of time. Do you not, for instance, think it absurd that the letter rho is inserted in the word κάαπτρον (mirror)?


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