tweeling

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Dutch tweeling

Noun[edit]

tweeling (plural tweelinge)

  1. twin

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch twiling, twilling, tweiling, from Old Dutch *twinling, possibly from a Proto-Germanic root *twinilingaz, with the first element from *twinaz (compare German Zwilling, English twinling, Danish tvilling); or from twee (two) + -ling.

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Noun[edit]

tweeling m (plural tweelingen, diminutive tweelingetje n)

  1. A pair of twins; said of people and other mammals
  2. Each of two twin siblings
  3. A vegetal or object equivalent, e.g. an identical fruit pair

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