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Two
See also: two- and twò

English

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Alternative forms

  • twa (obsolete outside dialects)

Etymology

From Middle English two, twa, from Old English tw?, neuter of twen (whence twain), from Proto-Germanic *twai, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh?.

Cognate with Scots twa ("two"); North Frisian tou, tuu ("two"); Saterland Frisian twäin, two ("two"); West Frisian twa ("two"); Dutch twee ("two"); Low German twee, twei ("two"); German zwei, zwo ("two"); Danish and Norwegian to ("two"); Swedish två, tu ("two"); Icelandic tvö ("two"); Latin du? ("two"); Ancient Greek (dúo, "two"); Irish dhá ("two"); Lithuanian ("two"); Russian (dva, "two"); Albanian dy ("two"); Old Armenian (erku, "two"); Sanskrit (dvá, "two"); Tocharian A wu, Tocharian B wi. See also twain.

Pronunciation

Numeral

two

  1. A numerical value equal to 2; this many dots (oo). Ordinal: second.
  2. Describing a set or group with two elements.
    • 1927, F. E. Penny, chapter 5, in Pulling the Strings:
      "[...] The two murders might have been done by one of the ryots who was dissatisfied over his assessment and thought he had a grievance. […]."

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Noun

two (plural twos)

  1. The digit/figure 2.
    The number 2202 contains three twos.
  2. (US, informal) A two-dollar bill.
  3. A child aged two.
    This toy is suitable for the twos and threes.
  4. A playing card featuring two pips.

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Saterland Frisian

Saterland Frisian cardinal numbers
 <  1 2 3  > 
    Cardinal : two

Etymology

From Old Frisian tw?. Compare North Frisian twäär, tou (Mooring), tau (Föhr-Amrum) and West Frisian twa.

Pronunciation

Numeral

two

  1. two

Usage notes

  • two is the form used with feminine and neuter nouns; twäin is used for masculine nouns

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