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]

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English numbers (edit)
20
 ←  1 2 3  → 
    Cardinal: two
    Ordinal: second, deutero-
    Latinate ordinal: secondary
    Adverbial: two times, 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]

PIE word
*dwóh₁

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)
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ace deuce, two three four five six seven
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eight nine ten jack, knave queen king joker

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Middle English[edit]

Middle English numbers (edit)
20
[a], [b] ←  1 2 3  → 
    Cardinal: two, twei
    Ordinal: secunde
    Adverbial: twie, twies
    Multiplier: twofold

Alternative forms[edit]

  • twa (Early ME, Northern ME)
  • tuo

Etymology[edit]

From Old English twā, feminine of twēġen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /twɔː/, /twoː/
  • (Northern ME) IPA(key): /twɑː/

Numeral[edit]

two

  1. two
    • p. 1154, “AD 1137”, in Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (MS. Laud Misc. 636, continuation), Peterborough, folio 89, verso; republished at Oxford: Digital Bodleian, 8 February 2018:
      Gif tƿa men oþer ·iii· coman ridend to an tun · al þe tunſcipe flugæn foꝛ heom. ƿenden ð hi ƿæron ræuereſ.
      If two or three men came riding into a town, the whole town ran away from them, concluding that they were robbers.

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Descendants[edit]

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

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Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

two

  1. feminine of twäin
  2. neuter of twäin

References[edit]

  • Marron C. Fort (2015), “two”, in Saterfriesisches Wörterbuch mit einer phonologischen und grammatischen Übersicht, Buske, →ISBN