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"I should like very much to know, in the next place, how you would explain the virtues. What principle of correctness is there in those charming words ó wisdom, understanding, justice, and the rest of them ?"
"That is a tremendous class of names which you are disinterring ; still, as I have put on the lionís skin, I must not be faint of heart ; and I suppose that I must consider the meaning of wisdom (phronesis) and understanding (sunesis), and judgment (gnome), and knowledge (episteme), and all those other charming words, as you call them ?" [...]
Sunesis (understanding) may be regarded in like manner as a kind of conclusion ; the word is derived from sunienai (to go along with), and, like epistasthai (to know), implies the progression of the soul in company with the nature of things.
From Plato's Cratylus - Benjamin Howett's translation