from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Two.
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- n. two
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Two; -- nearly obsolete in common discourse, but used in poetry and burlesque.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Two units, occurring or regarded either singly or separate; a couple; a pair.
- To part in twain; divide; sunder.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. two items of the same kind
Middle English tweien, twaine, from Old English twēgen; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English tweyne, tweien, twaine, from Old English feminine of twēġen ("two"), from Proto-Germanic *twai, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁. Compare the word two. (Wiktionary)