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[434c] Do you think I am right in saying that rho is expressive of speed, motion, and hardness, or not?

Cratylus
You are right.

Socrates
And lambda is like smoothness, softness, and the other qualities we mentioned?

Cratylus
Yes.

Socrates
You know, of course, that we call the same thing σκληρότης (hardness) which the Eretrians call σκληρότηρ?

Cratylus
Certainly.

Socrates
Have rho and sigma both a likeness to the same thing, and does the final rho mean to them just what the sigma means to us, or is there to one of us no meaning?


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