— 403 —
      §4. Besides these Names which stand for Ideas, there be other
words which Men make use of, not to signify any Idea, but the want
or absence of some Ideas simple or complex, or all Ideas together; such
as are Nihil in Latin, and in English, Ignorance and Barrenness. All
which negative or privative Words, cannot be said properly to
belong to, or signify no Ideas: for then they would be perfectly
insignificant Sounds; but they relate to positive Ideas, and signify
their absence.
Locke Hum III, 1, §4, p. 403