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[434d]

Cratylus
They mean the same to both.

Socrates
In so far as rho and sigma are alike, or in so far as they are not?

Cratylus
In so far as they are alike.

Socrates
And are they alike in all respects?

Cratylus
Yes; at least for the purpose of expressing motion equally.

Socrates
But how about the lambda in σκληρότης? Does it not express the opposite of hardness?

Cratylus
Well, perhaps it has no right to be there, Socrates; it may be like the cases that came up in your talk with Hermogenes, when you removed or inserted letters where that was necessary. I think you did right; and in this case perhaps we ought to put a rho in place of the lambda.


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