Two
Two Two (t[=oo]), a. [OE. two, twa, properly fem. & neut., twei, twein, tweien, properly masc. (whence E. twain), AS. tw[=a], fem. & neut., tw[=e]gen, masc., t[=u], neut.; akin to OFries. tw[=e]ne, masc., tw[=a], fem. & neut., OS. tw[=e]ne, masc., tw[=a], fem., tw[=e], neut., D. twee, OHG. zw[=e]ne, zw[=o], zwei, G. zwei, Icel. tveir, tv[ae]r, tvau, Sw. tv[*a], Dan. to, Goth. twai, tw[=o]s, twa; Lith. du, Russ. dva, Ir. & Gael. da, W. dau, dwy, L. duo, Gr. dy`o, Skr. dva. [root]300. Cf. {Balance}, {Barouche}, {Between}, {Bi-}, {Combine}, {Deuce} two in cards, {Double}, {Doubt}, {Dozen}, {Dual}, {Duet}, {Dyad}, {Twain}, {Twelve}, {Twenty}, {Twice}, {Twilight}, {Twig}, {Twine}, n., {Twist}.] One and one; twice one. ``Two great lights.'' --Gen. i. 16. ``Two black clouds.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Note: Two is often joined with other words, forming compounds signifying divided into, consisting of, or having, two parts, divisions, organs, or the like; as two-bladed, two-celled, two-eared, two-flowered, twohand, two-headed, two-horse, two-leafed or two-leaved, two-legged, two-lobed, two-masted, two-named, two-part, two-petaled, two-pronged, two-seeded, two-sided, two-story, two-stringed, two-foothed, two-valved, two-winged, and the like. [1913 Webster]

{One or two}, a phrase often used indefinitely for a small number. [1913 Webster]


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