twi-

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See also: Twi and twî

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English twi-, from Old English twī- (two, double), from Proto-Germanic *twi-, *twī- (two-, double-), from Proto-Germanic *twiz (twice), from Proto-Indo-European *duis (twice), from *duwo (two), *dwóh₁ (compare English duo).

Compare twin, twice, two, and see more details at two.

Cognate with German zwie- (twice), Old Prussian dwi- (twi-), Latin bī-, bis (twice) (< Old Latin duī-, duis).

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twi-

  1. (rare or no longer productive) two
    twi-headed
  2. (rare or no longer productive) double, both
    twilight, twi-tongued

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Old English[edit]

Prefix[edit]

twi- or twī-

  1. two; two-, double
    twiecge "two-edged"
    twidǣlan "to divide, split in two"
    twibēte "subject to double compensation"
  2. twice, bi-
    twibrowen "twice-brewed"
  3. denoting double-mindedness, doubt, uncertainty, or disunity
    twirǣde "uncertain; in disagreement"
    twisehtan "to disagree"