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Nude
~ NUDE  note NUDE points to KNOW and KNOWLEDGE via
^u ^s        KNOT NODE DENUDE  for start see> KNABEN
        note NUDE includes NAKED
        note NUDE and NAKED are equivalent in
             lat sp it ukr pol rus lith
  hx> perhaps the emphasis and survival of both
      NAKED and NUDE in English was stimulated by
  the circumstances prevailing in PURITANICAL ENGLAND
  id+ | NUDE is IDEALIZED NAKEDNESS |
  id+ | NAKED or BARE implies DEVOID of COVER or AID |
  id+ | MAMMALS are BORN BARE |
  ply> | many NATIVES REMAIN NAKED AFTER THEIR NATALITY |
  note NAKED and NUDE imply DENUDED  thus
       PLAIN  STRIPPED  STARK  EXPOSED
  UNCOVERED  UNCLOTHED thus potentially UNPLEASANT
  note NUDE implies HARMONIZED NAKEDNESS
  some assert with conviction that
  NUDE arose in English to abate
  PURITANICAL sensibilities concerning NAKEDNESS
  lit+ Kenneth CLARK [#] in "THE NUDE",
       Pantheon Books, 1956 expressed the above as
  " ... the English language,
  with its elaborate generosity
  distinguishes the naked and the nude.
  To be naked is to be deprived from our clothes ...
  implies some embarrassment ... "nude" ...
  in educated usage,
  (carries) no uncomfortable overtone ...
  as we have shaken off, one by one,
  those inheritances of Greece ...
  forgotten the subjects of mythology ...
  the nude alone has survived ...
  Only in countries touching on the Mediterranean
  has the nude been at home ...
  as late as the tenth century
  the Knidian Aphrodite of Praxiteles ...
  was praised ...
  psychologically the Greek cult of
  absolute nakedness is of great importance ...
  it is like a denial of original sin ..."
  note extended etymology linking
       nude with KNOT NODE UNCOVER DISCOVER
       and importantly with KNOW and KNOWLEDGE
  skrt  NAGNAS   = NUDE
  gr    GYMNOS     same
  eng   GYMNAST    who practiced BARE
  biol> GYMN~      prefix for NAKED  BARE
  sp       NODO    KNOT
           NUDO    same
  lat      NUDARE  to BARE  to DENUDE
  eng      NAKED   or
           NUDE    acquired different nuances
  hx>              perhaps PURITANICAL ENGLAND favored
                   stressing contrasts between
                   NAKEDNESS and NUDITY
                   NAKEDNESS implies RAW and often
                             UNPLEASANT LACK OF COVER
                   NUDENESS  softens or idealizes NAKEDNESS
  lit+             "NAKED" or PLAIN TRUTH
  note  BARE       implies LACKING or DESTITUTE OF A A COVER
                   EXPOSURE   DEVOID OF ADORNMENT
  note             extensions toward
        BORN       NATALITY or NAKED NEONATES
  ukr   BOSYJ      BARE FOOTED   see> HOLYJ below
  med>  NODUS      NODE or A KNOT LIKE MASS OF TISSUE
        NODULUS    SMALL NODUS or NODE
  lat   NUDUS      NAKED or NUDE
        NUDARE     TO STRIP or
      DENUDARE     REMOVE VESTMENTS or in
  sp  DESNUDAR     TO STRIP
      DESNUDO      NUDE or NAKED
  eng    NUDIST    PERSON FOND OF NUDITY or NAKEDNESS
       DENUDE      REMOVE  UNDRESS
       DENUDATE    REVEAL
  fr   DENOUEMENT  DISCOVER
  med> DENOUEMENT  or
       DENUDATION  REMOVAL of EPITHELIAL or
                   PATHOLOGIC TISSUE COVERING
  biol>  NODUS     CROSSING akin to a NODE or KNOT
  note             extensions toward
  eng              NEXUS NET NOUCH NOTCH
                   ANNEX  CONNECT
  ukr   HOLO       BARE  NAKED NUDE
        HOLYTY     TO SHAVE
        HOLYJ      NAKED or NUDE
        HOLOVA     HEAD which in men often is "NAKED" or
  eng   BALD       or BARE or EXPOSED
                   akin to NAKED or NUDE

  hx>   GREEK GYMNASTS EXERCISED UNENCUMBERED BY
        KNOTS AND DRESS thus were NAKED or in the NUDE
  biol> NUDE SKIN DOES LACK HAIR or PROTECTION    opp PELT
  art> NO SCULPTOR HAS SURPASSED THE MASTERY OF 
       Giovanni BOLOGNA [#] or Jean BOULOGNE [#] 
  NATIVE FROM FLANDERS at DOUNAI now in FRANCE 
  TO DEPICT THE FEMALE NUDE or NUDITY
  GIANBOLOGNA STUDIED SCULPTURE IN ROME and
  after his first visit to FLORENCE he was 
  sponsored for life by Bernardo VECCHIETTI [#]
  and became the OFFICIAL SCULPTOR of 
  Prince Francesco de MEDICI [#] 
  among his best known sculptures are 
  a marble in FLORENCE called " THE RAPE OF A SABINE "
  " SAMSON AND A PHILISTINE " now in London 
  " NEPTUNE " now in the PIAZZA MAGGIORE in BOLOGNA
  " FLYING MERCURY " many copies of which grace 
  many museums including the 
  THE NATIONAL ART GALLERY IN WASHINGTON
  art> GIANBOLOGNA demonstrates that in 16th CENTURY FLORENCE
       THERE WAS GREAT INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM 
  in contrast to the PURITANISM PREVAILING IN ENGLAND and 
  in NEW ENGLAND while both regions engaged vigorously 
  in the SLAVE TRADE
  art> note that SIMONE FORTUNA [#] of FLORENCE
       was an agent for the DUKE of URBINO [#] 
  and that Francesco Maria II DELLA ROVERE [#]
  along with FORTUNA [#] visited the 
  studio of GIAMBOLOGNA [#] where they noted a 
  A LIFE SIZE UNFINISHED STATUE OF NAKED VENUS
  by Giargiorigo CESARINI [#] which
  GIANBOLOGNA COMPLETED IN 1583 and which became
  the famous CESARINI GIANBOLOGNA VENUS
  which according to many is his MASTERPIECE
  note that THIS STATUE WAS DISCOVERED IN A NICHE
       OF THE BUILDING THAT SERVES AS THE 
  AMERICAN EMBASSY IN ROME
  art> GIAMBOLOGNA [#] SPECIALIZED IN SCULPTING 
       BATHING NAKED WOMEN and made many 
  DEPICTIONS OF VENUS among them 
  VENUS URANIA also known as ASTRONOMY
  cont> sug> NATIVE
        

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