puhdas

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Finnish[edit]

(index pu)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *puHtos (clean), from Proto-Indo-European *pewH. Compare Estonian puhas, Latin putare, putus, purus.

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  • IPA(key): [ˈpuɦdɑs]
  • Hyphenation: puh‧das

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puhdas (comparative puhtaampi, superlative puhtain)

  1. clean; neat, tidy (not dirty)
  2. clean, unpolluted (not polluted)
  3. clear, clean, innocent (free of guilt)
    Omatuntoni on puhdas.
    My conscience is clear.
  4. pure, undiluted, absolute, neat; sweet (unadulterated; free from extraneous elements)
    puhdas kulta
    pure gold
    puhdas alkoholi
    absolute alcohol
  5. net (with all deductions or allowances made)
    puhdas voitto
    net profit
  6. naked (without decoration, put bluntly)
    Tämä on puhdas totuus.
    This is the naked truth.
  7. sheer (being only what it seems to be)
    Tämä teksti on puhdasta hölynpölyä.
    This text is sheer nonsense.

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