подноготная

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Related to но́готь (nógotʹ). From "подноготная пра́вда (právda)" - "the truth from under the fingernails", extracted by torture in the ancient times.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pədnɐˈɡotnəjə]

Adjective[edit]

подного́тная (podnogótnaja)

  1. feminine nominative singular of подноготный (podnogotnyj)

Noun[edit]

подного́тная (podnogótnajaf inan (genitive подного́тной, uncountable)

  1. lowdown, ins and outs
    Узна́ть всю подного́тнуюUznátʹ vsju podnogótnujuTo find out all the whole truth (e.g. about a person).

Declension[edit]