3.144 One can describe states of things, but not name them.
(Names are like points, whereas propositions, having sense, are like arrows.)
In mathematics and, I think, in German, ‘sense’ (Sinn) can mean direction, as well as meaning.
Is “name” being implicitly defined here as a word that applies to simples only? If so, is the only “impossibility” implied by the first sentence of 3.144 a definitional one, a logical one?