two

See also: two-

English

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    Cardinal: two
    Ordinal: second
    Adverbial: twice
    Multiplier: double, twofold
    Distributive: doubly
    Collective: both
    Fractional: half

Alternative forms

  • twa (obsolete outside dialects)

Etymology

From Middle English two, twa, from Old English twā, neuter of twēġen (whence twain), 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 (two). See also twain.

Pronunciation

Numeral

two

  1. A numerical value equal to 2; this many dots (••). Ordinal: second.
  2. Describing a set or group with two elements.

Derived terms

Translations

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Noun

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. The playing cards featuring two pips.

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Translations

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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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Anagrams


Saterland Frisian

Saterland Frisian cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : two

Etymology

From Old Frisian twā. Compare North Frisian twäär, tou (Mooring), tau (Föhr-Amrum) and West Frisian twa.

Pronunciation

Numeral

two

  1. two

Usage notes

  • two is the form used with feminine and neuter nouns; twäin is used for masculine nouns

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