deux

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French[edit]

French numbers (edit)
20
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    Cardinal: deux
    Ordinal: deuxième, second
    Ordinal abbreviation: 2e, 2d, (nonstandard) 2ème
    Multiplier: double
    Fractional: demi, moitié

Alternative forms[edit]

  • II (abbreviation)

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Middle French deux, from Old French deus, from Latin duōs, masculine accusative plural of duo, from Proto-Italic *duō, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dø/, (in liaison) /dø.z‿/[1][2]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes:

Numeral[edit]

deux (invariable)

  1. two

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Playing cards in French · cartes à jouer (layout · text)
as deux trois quatre cinq six sept
huit neuf dix valet dame roi joker

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Il est deux heures pronunciation”, in Forvo pronunciation dictionary[1], accessed 2023-04-12
  2. ^ “French phonology”, in Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia, accessed 2023-04-12, Liaison

Further reading[edit]

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French deus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (in isolation) /døs/, (before a vowel) /døz/, (before a consonant) /dø/

Numeral[edit]

deux (invariable)

  1. two

Descendants[edit]

  • French: deux

Norman[edit]

Norman cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : deux

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French deus, from Latin duōs, masculine accusative of duo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Numeral[edit]

deux

  1. (Jersey) two

Derived terms[edit]