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clean (adj.)

totally, absolutely

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Type Polysemy
Language Japanese
Lexeme kirei (奇麗)
Meaning 1 clean Kono atari wa kūki ga kireida (このあたりは空気がきれいだ)
"The air is pure around here"
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Meaning 2 fully, completely Bangō o kirei sappari wasurete shimatta. (番号を奇麗さっぱり忘れてしまった。)
"I completely forgot the number"
Reference EDICT
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Type Derivation
Language Russian
Lexeme 1 чистый (čistyj)
Lexeme 2 начисто (načisto)
Meaning 1 clean, pure чистые руки
"clean hands"
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Meaning 2 completely начисто отрицать
"to deny smth outright"
Reference BAS
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Comment Cf. also подчистую (completely).
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Type Polysemy
Language Yakut
Lexeme кылбаччы
Meaning 1 cleanly кылбаччы сот-
"to wipe off until it shines"
Direction
Meaning 2 completely кылбаччы мэлдьэс
"to deny strongly"
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Comment ЯРС 206. The Yakut word has been derived from the root "to shine" and possibly means "shinigly" than "cleanly".
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Type Polysemy
Language Irish Gaelic
Lexeme glan
Meaning 1 clean (adj.)
Direction
Meaning 2 totally, absolutely Rinne sí dearmad glan orthu
"she did clean forgetting on them"
Reference Ó Dónaill 1977
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme pure
Meaning 1 clean (adj.)
Direction
Meaning 2 absolutely It is a pure nonsense!
Reference <personally collected data>
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