clean (adj.) totally, absolutely 5 realizations
ACCEPTED Realization 1
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme pure
Meaning 1 clean (adj.)
Meaning 2 absolutely It is a pure nonsense!
Reference <personally collected data>
ACCEPTED Realization 2
Type Polysemy
Language Irish Gaelic
Lexeme glan
Meaning 1 clean (adj.)
Meaning 2 totally, absolutely Rinne sí dearmad glan orthu
she did clean forgetting on them
Reference Ó Dónaill 1977
ACCEPTED Realization 3
Type Polysemy
Language Japanese
Lexeme kirei (奇麗)
Meaning 1 clean 手をきれいに洗った。 Te o kirei ni aratta.
I washed my hands clean.
Meaning 2 fully, completely 昨日のことはきれいに忘れている Kinō no koto wa kirei ni wasurete iru
I've clean forgot what happened yesterday.
Reference BCCWJ
ACCEPTED Realization 4
Type Derivation
Language Russian
Lexeme 1 чистый (čistyj)
Lexeme 2 начисто (načisto)
Meaning 1 clean, pure чистые руки
clean hands
Meaning 2 completely начисто отрицать
to deny smth outright
Reference BAS
Comment Cf. also подчистую (completely).
ACCEPTED Realization 5
Type Polysemy
Language Yakut
Lexeme кылбаччы
Meaning 1 cleanly кылбаччы сот-
to wipe off until it shines
Meaning 2 completely кылбаччы мэлдьэс
to deny strongly
Comment ЯРС 206. The Yakut word has been derived from the root "to shine" and possibly means "shinigly" than "cleanly".