two

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See also: two- and twò

Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English two

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

two

  1. Code word for the digit 2 in the NATO/ICAO spelling alphabet

Synonyms[edit]

ITU/IMO code word bissotwo[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Annex 10 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation: Aeronautical Telecommunications; Volume II Communication Procedures including those with PANS status[1], 6th edition, International Civil Aviation Organization, October 2001, retrieved 23 January 2019, page §5.2.1.3, Figure 5–1
  2. ^ International Maritime Organisation (2005). International Code of Signals, p. 22–23. Fourth edition, London.

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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English numbers (edit)
20
 ←  1 2 3  → 
    Cardinal: two
    Ordinal: second, deutero-
    Latinate ordinal: secondary
    Adverbial: twice
    Multiplier: double, twofold
    Distributive: doubly
    Collective: both, pair, dyad, twosome
    Fractional: half
    Number of musicians: duo, duet, duplet

Alternative forms[edit]

  • twa (obsolete outside dialects)
  • twey (archaic)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English two, twa, from Old English twā, neuter of twēġen (whence twain), from Proto-West Germanic *twai-, from Proto-Germanic *twai, from Proto-Indo-European *dwóh₁.

Cognate with Scots twa (two); North Frisian tou, tuu (two); Saterland Frisian twäin, two (two); West Frisian twa (two); Dutch twee (two); Low German twee, twei (two); German zwei, zwo (two); Danish and Norwegian to (two); Swedish två, tu (two); Icelandic tvö (two); Latin duō (two); Ancient Greek δύο (dúo, two); Irish dhá (two); Lithuanian (two); Russian два (dva, two); Albanian dy (two); Old Armenian երկու (erku, two); Sanskrit द्व (dvá, two); Tocharian A wu, Tocharian B wi. Doublet of duo. See also twain.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

two

  1. A numerical value equal to 2; this many dots (••).
  2. Describing a set or group with two elements.
    • 1927, F. E. Penny, chapter 5, in Pulling the Strings:
      [] The two murders might have been done by one of the ryots who was dissatisfied over his assessment and thought he had a grievance. […].”

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Translations[edit]

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Noun[edit]

two (plural twos)

  1. The digit/figure 2.
    The number 2202 contains three twos.
  2. (US, informal) A two-dollar bill.
  3. A child aged two.
    This toy is suitable for the twos and threes.
  4. A playing card featuring two pips.
  5. Two o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.
    • 1926, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Land of Mist[2]:
      It was a weary time. A carriage clock had been placed on the discoloured wooden mantelpiece, and slowly its hands crept on from one to two and from two to three.

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Playing cards in English · playing cards (layout · text)
40 Asso di picche.jpg 41 Due di picche.jpg 42 Tre di picche.jpg 43 Quattro di picche.jpg 44 Cinque di picche.jpg 45 Sei di picche.jpg 46 Sette di picche.jpg
ace deuce, two three four five six seven
47 Otto di picche.jpg 48 Nove di picche.jpg 49 Dieci di picche.jpg 50 J di picche.jpg 51 Q di picche.jpg 52 K di picche.jpg Jolly Nero.jpg
eight nine ten jack, knave queen king joker, jolly joker

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • twa (Early ME, Northern ME)
  • tuo

Etymology[edit]

From Old English twā, feminine of twēġen.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

Middle English numbers (edit)
20
 ←  1 2 3  → 
    Cardinal: two, twei
    Ordinal: secunde
    Adverbial: twies

two

  1. two

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: two
  • Scots: twa, twae
  • Yola: twye, twee, twine

References[edit]


Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

two

  1. feminine of twäin
  2. neuter of twäin

References[edit]

  • two” in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch