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EnglishEdit

 
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    Cardinal : two
    Ordinal : second
    Adverbial : twice
    Multiplier : double

Alternative formsEdit

  • twa (obsolete outside dialects)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English two, twa, from Old English twā, neuter of twēġen (whence twain), from Proto-Germanic *twai, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁.

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 wu, Tocharian B wi(two). See also twain.

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

two

  1. (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 2; this many dots (••). Ordinal: second.
  2. Describing a set or group with two components.
    • 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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NounEdit

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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Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
             
ace deuce, two three four five six seven
             
eight nine ten jack queen king joker

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Most common English words before 1923: great · must · these · #88: two · us · before · see

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Saterland FrisianEdit

Saterland Frisian cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : two

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

two

  1. two

Usage notesEdit

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

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