FaroeseEdit

Faroese cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : tveir
    Ordinal : annar
    Multiplier : tvífaldur
    Distributive : tvinnir
    Collective : báðir
    Fractional : hálvur

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse tveir, from Proto-Germanic *twai, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁.

NumeralEdit

tveir

  1. two

DeclensionEdit

tveir, tvær, tvey (two) - numeral
Normal form m f n
Nominative (hvørfall) tveir tvær tvey
Accusative (hvønnfall) tveir, tvá†, tógva†, tóa
Dative (hvørjumfall) tveimum, tveim
Genitive (hvørsfall) (tveggja)
Pair-form m f n
Nominative (hvørfall) tvinnir tvinnar tvinni
Accusative (hvønnfall) tvinnar
Dative (hvørjumfall) tvinnum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (tvinna)

IcelandicEdit

Icelandic cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : tveir
    Ordinal : annar

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse tveir, from Proto-Germanic *twai.[1] Cognates include Faroese tveir and Danish to.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

tveir (feminine tvær, neuter tvö)

  1. two

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ásgeir Blöndal MagnússonÍslensk orðsifjabók, 1st edition, 2nd printing (1989). Reykjavík, Orðabók Háskólans, page 1076.

Old NorseEdit

Old Norse cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : tveir
    Ordinal : annarr
    Adverbial : tvisvar
    Multiplier : tvífaldr
    Collective : báðir
    Fractional : halfr

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *twai, whence also Old English twā (English two), Old Frisian twā, Old Saxon twā, twō, Dutch twee, German zwei, Gothic 𐍄𐍅𐌰𐌹 (twai). Compare also Old English twēġen (English twain), Old Saxon twēne, Old High German zwēne (German zween). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁, whence also Latin duo, Ancient Greek δύο (dúo).

NumeralEdit

tveir (feminine tvær, neuter tvau)

  1. two

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: to
  • Faroese: tveir
  • Icelandic: tveir

Note that undeclined forms två in Swedish and to in Danish and Norwegian are derived from the Old Norse masculine accusative, tvá.

ReferencesEdit

  • tveir in Geir T. Zoëga, A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1910