twei

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German Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately cognate to German zwei, English two.

Numeral[edit]

twei

  1. (in most dialects, including Low Prussian) two (2)

See also[edit]

  • Dutch Low Saxon: twei
  • Plautdietsch: twee

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Proto-Germanic *twai ‎(two), from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁ ‎(two). Cognate with German zwei, and others.

Numeral[edit]

twei

  1. two (2)
    • ca. 1395, John Wycliffe, John Purvey & others, “Genesis 1:16”, in The Bible:
      “[…] And god made twei grete liytis / the gretter liyt that it schulde be bifore to the dai / and the lesse liyt that it schulde be bifore to the niyt […]”

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