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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cleannessnoun

    the state of being clean; without dirt or other impurities

  2. cleannessnoun

    without moral defects

Wiktionary

  1. cleannessnoun

    Moral purity; innocence.

    Etymology: clænnes, corresponding to .

  2. cleannessnoun

    The state of being physically clean and free of contamination or dirt; cleanliness.

    Etymology: clænnes, corresponding to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cleannessnoun

    the state or quality of being clean

    Etymology: [AS. clnnes. See Clean.]

  2. Cleannessnoun

    purity of life or language; freedom from licentious courses

    Etymology: [AS. clnnes. See Clean.]

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  1. Cleanness

    Cleanness is a Middle English alliterative poem written in the late 14th century. Its unknown author, designated the Pearl poet or Gawain poet, also appears, on the basis of dialect and stylistic evidence, to be the author of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Patience, and may have composed St. Erkenwald. The poem is found solely in the Pearl manuscript, Cotton Nero A x. That manuscript also contains Pearl, Patience, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. None of the poems has a title or divisions of chapters, but the breaks are marked by large initial letters of blue, and there are twelve illustrations contained within the manuscript, depicting scenes from the four poems. Each of these poems is entirely unique to this one manuscript. Cleanness is also known by the editorial title Purity. The manuscript, Cotton Nero A.x is in the British Museum. The first published edition was in Early English Alliterative Poems in the West Midland Dialect of the fourteenth century, printed by the Early English Text Society. Cleanness is a description of the virtues of cleanliness of body and the delights of married love. It takes three subjects from the Bible as its illustrations: the Flood, the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the fall of Belshazzar. Each of these is described powerfully, and the poetry is among the finest in Middle English. In each case, the poet warns his readers about the dangers of defilement and, at the same time, the joys of purity.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cleanness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cleanness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of cleanness in a Sentence

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.

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