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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Naked means not wearing any clothes. Metaphorically it can be used to denote something glib, without decoration, put bluntly (as in the naked truth).

Etymology

From Middle English naked, from Old English nacod (“naked”), from Proto-Germanic *nakwadaz, from Proto-Indo-European *nogʷó- (“naked”). Cognate with Scots nakit, nakkit (“naked”), Low German naakd (“naked”), Dutch naakt (“naked”), German nackt (“naked”), Danish nøgen (“naked”), Swedish naken (“naked”), Icelandic nakinn (“naked”), and ultimately with Latin nūdus, Ancient Greek γυμνός (gymnós), Sanskrit नग्न (nagna), Avestan maġna, Old Armenian մերկ (merk). Related also to Old English nacian (“to strip of clothes, undress”). More at nake.

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