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English cardinal numbers
1 2 3
    Cardinal : two
    Ordinal : second
    Adverbial : twice
    Multiplier : double
English Wikipedia article on two

Alternative formsEdit

  • twa (obsolete outside dialects)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English two, twa, from Old English twā (two), from Proto-Germanic *twai (two), from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁ (two). 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 to (two); Swedish två, tu (two); Icelandic tvö (two); Latin duō (two); Ancient Greek δύο (dúo, two); Irish dhá (two); Lithuanian (two); Russian два (dva, two); Albanian dy (two); Old Armenian երկու (erku, two); Sanskrit द्व (dvá, two); Tocharian A/B wu/wi (two). See also twain.

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two

  1. (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 2; the second number in the set of natural numbers (especially in number theory); the cardinality of the set {0, 1}; one plus one. Ordinal: second. This many dots (••).
  2. Describing a set or group with two components.
    • 1927, F. E. Penny, chapter 5, 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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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. The playing cards featuring two pips.

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two

  1. two