— 422 —
Simple Ideas why undefinable.       §7. This being premised, I say, that the Names of Simple Ideas, and
those only, are incapable of being defined. The reason whereof is this,
That the several Terms of a Definition, signifying several Ideas,
they can altogether by no means represent an Idea, which has no
Composition at all: And therefore a Definition, which is properly
nothing but the shewing the meaning of one Word by several
others not signifying each the same thing, can in the Names of
simple Ideas have no Place.
Locke Hum III, 4, §7, p. 422