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adverb Archaic.
  1. in twain; in two; apart.
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Origin of atwain

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at a-1, twain
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Historical Examples of atwain

  • Thy father hath given the cloak to me, wherefore then hast thou cut it atwain?

    Tales from the Old French


  • Her looks involuntarily followed the water's stately course, which, like a silver band, cut Paris atwain.

    A Love Episode

    Emile Zola