Socrates

biographical name
Soc·​ra·​tes | \ ˈsä-krə-ˌtēz How to pronounce Socrates (audio) \

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circa 470–399 b.c. Greek philosopher

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“Socrates.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Socrates. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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