Shift #213

clean (adj.) → totally, absolutely

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Type Polysemy
Language Japanese
Lexeme kirei (奇麗)
Meaning 1 clean 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 番号を奇麗さっぱり忘れてしまった。
"I completely forgot the number"
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Comment EDICT.
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Russian
Lexeme 1 čistyj
Lexeme 2 načisto
Meaning 1 clean чистые руки
"clean hands"
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Meaning 2 completely начисто отрицать
"to deny smth outright"
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Comment Cf. also подчистую (completely).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Yakut
Lexeme кылбаччы
Meaning 1 cleanly кылбаччы сот-
"to wipe off until it shines"
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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".