tveir

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Faroese[edit]

Faroese cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : tveir
    Ordinal : annar
    Multiplier : tvífaldur
    Distributive : tvinnir
    Collective : báðir
    Fractional : hálvur

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tveir, from Proto-Germanic *twai, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁.

Numeral[edit]

tveir

  1. (cardinal) two

Declension[edit]

tveir, tvær, tvey (two) - numeral
Normal form m f n
Nominative (hvørfall) tveir tvær tvey
Accusative (hvønnfall) tveir, tvá†, tógva†, tóa
Dative (hvørjumfall) tveimum, tveim
Genitive (hvørsfall) (tveggja)
Pair-form m f n
Nominative (hvørfall) tvinnir tvinnar tvinni
Accusative (hvønnfall) tvinnar
Dative (hvørjumfall) tvinnum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (tvinna)

Icelandic[edit]

Icelandic cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : tveir
    Ordinal : annar

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse tveir, from Proto-Germanic *twai, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

tveir

  1. two; the cardinal number after einn and before þrír.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *twai, whence also Old English twā (English two), Old Frisian twā, Old Saxon twā, twō, Dutch twee, German zwei, Gothic 𐍄𐍅𐌰𐌹 (twai). Compare also Old English twēġen (English twain), Old Saxon twēne, Old High German zwēne (German zween). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dwó, whence also Latin duo, Ancient Greek δύο (dúo).

Numeral[edit]

tveir

  1. (cardinal) two

Inflection[edit]

Plural
Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative tveir tvær tvau
Accusative tvá tvær tvau
Dative tveimr / tveim tveimr / tveim tveimr / tveim
Genitive tveggja tveggja tveggja

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Bokmål: to
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: to, tvei (archaic)
  • Swedish: två

Note that undeclined forms två in Swedish and to in Danish and Norwegian are derived from the Old Norse masculine accusative, tvá.

References[edit]

  • tveir in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press