dwa

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See also: Dwa, dwA, and d̪wa

Haitian Creole

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Etymology

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From French droit (right).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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dwa

  1. right (legal or moral entitlement)

Kashubian

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Kashubian numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: dwa

Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *dъva.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdva/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Syllabification: dwa

Numeral

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dwa

  1. two

Declension

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Further reading

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  • Eùgeniusz Gòłąbk (2011) “dwa”, in Słownik Polsko-Kaszubski / Słowôrz Pòlskò-Kaszëbsczi[2]
  • dwa”, in Internetowi Słowôrz Kaszëbsczégò Jãzëka [Internet Dictionary of the Kashubian Language], Fundacja Kaszuby, 2022

Lower Sorbian

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Lower Sorbian cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : dwa
    Ordinal : drugi

Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *dъva.

Pronunciation

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Numeral

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dwa (feminine/neuter dwě)

  1. two

Declension

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Further reading

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  • Muka, Arnošt (1921, 1928) “dwa”, in Słownik dolnoserbskeje rěcy a jeje narěcow (in German), St. Petersburg, Prague: ОРЯС РАН, ČAVU; Reprinted Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag, 2008
  • Starosta, Manfred (1999) “dwa”, in Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch (in German), Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag

Masurian

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Masurian numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: dwa

Etymology

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Inherited from Old Polish dwa.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdva/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Syllabification: dwa

Numeral

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dwa

  1. two

Further reading

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  • Piotr Szatkowski (Psioter ôt Sziatków) (2019) “dwa”, in MAZURSKI FÉBEL abo MAZURSKÁ FIBLA, czyli ELEMENTARZ mowy mazurskiej[3] (in Masurian), Ełk: Ełckie Centrum Kultury, →ISBN, archived from the original on 18 November 2023, page 46
  • Zofia Stamirowska (1987-2024) “dwa”, in Anna Basara, editor, Słownik gwar Ostródzkiego, Warmii i Mazur[4], volume 2, Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich Wydawnictwo Polskiej Akademii Nauk, →ISBN, pages 136-138

Old Frisian

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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From Proto-West Germanic *dōn, from Proto-Germanic *dōną, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-. Cognates include Old English dōn, Old Saxon dōn and Old Dutch duon.

Pronunciation

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Verb

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dwā

  1. (transitive) to do

Conjugation

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Descendants

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  • North Frisian:
    Föhr-Amrum: du
    Mooring: düünj
  • Saterland Frisian: dwo
  • West Frisian: dwaan

References

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  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN

Old Polish

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *dъva. First attested in the 14th century.

Pronunciation

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Numeral

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dwa

  1. two

Declension

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This numeral needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants

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References

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Polish

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Polish numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: dwa
    Ordinal: drugi
    Adverbial: dwukrotnie, dwakroć
    Multiplier: podwójny, dwukrotny
    Distributive: podwójnie
    Adverbial qualitative: dwojako, dwoiście
    Multiplier qualitative: dwojaki, dwoisty
    Collective: dwoje, oboje, obydwoje
    Additional collective: oba, obydwa, para, duet
    Fractional: pół, połowa, połówka
    Numeral noun: dwójka
    Relational adjective: dwójkowy
    Related verb: dwoić
    Prefix: dwu-, dwój-

Etymology

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Inherited from Old Polish dwa.

Pronunciation

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Numeral

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dwa

  1. two

Declension

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Noun

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dwa n (indeclinable)

  1. (education) two (grade in school)

Coordinate terms

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adjectives
nouns
prefix
verbs

Trivia

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According to Słownik frekwencyjny polszczyzny współczesnej (1990), dwa is one of the most used words in Polish, appearing 199 times in scientific texts, 322 times in news, 157 times in essays, 147 times in fiction, and 111 times in plays, each out of a corpus of 100,000 words, totaling 936 times, making it the 42nd most common word in a corpus of 500,000 words.[1]

References

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  1. ^ Ida Kurcz (1990) “dwa”, in Słownik frekwencyjny polszczyzny współczesnej [Frequency dictionary of the Polish language]‎[1] (in Polish), volume 1, Kraków, Warszawa: Polska Akademia Nauk. Instytut Języka Polskiego, page 95

Further reading

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  • dwa in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • dwa in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • Maria Renata Mayenowa, Stanisław Rospond, Witold Taszycki, Stefan Hrabec, Władysław Kuraszkiewicz (2010-2023) “dwa”, in Słownik Polszczyzny XVI Wieku [A Dictionary of 16th Century Polish]
  • Włodzimierz Gruszczyński (16.07.2010) “DWA”, in Elektroniczny Słownik Języka Polskiego XVII i XVIII Wieku [Electronic Dictionary of the Polish Language of the XVII and XVIII Century]
  • Samuel Bogumił Linde (1807–1814) “dwa”, in Słownik języka polskiego
  • Aleksander Zdanowicz (1861) “dwa”, in Słownik języka polskiego, Wilno 1861
  • J. Karłowicz, A. Kryński, W. Niedźwiedzki, editors (1900), “dwa”, in Słownik języka polskiego (in Polish), volume 1, Warsaw, page 590

Silesian

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Silesian cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : dwa
    Ordinal : drugi
    Adverbial : dwakroć
    Multiplier : dwojisty
    Collective : dwoje
    Fractional : pōłowa

Etymology

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Inherited from Old Polish dwa.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdva/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Syllabification: dwa

Numeral

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dwa

  1. two
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noun

Further reading

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  • dwa in silling.org

Slovincian

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Etymology

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *dъva.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdva/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Syllabification: dwa

Numeral

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dwa

  1. two

References

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Xhosa

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Adverb

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-dwa

  1. (with quantitative concord) alone, only

Derived terms

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Zulu

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation

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IPA(key): /dwa/

Adverb

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-dwa

  1. (with quantitative concord) alone, just, only, solely
  2. (with quantitative and relative concords) one, only, sole

Derived terms

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References

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