Twelve Tables
Twelve Twelve, a. [OE. twelve, twelf, AS. twelf; akin to OFries. twelf, twelef, twilif, OS. twelif, D. twaalf, G. zw["o]lf, OHG. zwelif, Icel. t[=o]lf, Sw. tolf, Dan. tolv, Goth. twalif, from the root of E. two + the same element as in the second part of E. eleven. See {Two}, and {Eleven}.] One more that eleven; two and ten; twice six; a dozen. [1913 Webster]

{Twelve-men's morris}. See the Note under {Morris}.

{Twelve Tables}. (Rom. Antiq.) See under {Table}. [1913 Webster]


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