tveir

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Faroese[edit]

Faroese 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.

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]

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.

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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 (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.