Origin of betwixt
Examples from the Web for betwixt
Betwixt the cold sun and the hard earth, a dust-befogged wind, plainly borrowed from March, was sweeping the street.Mary Marston|George MacDonald
Betwixt the banquet and the ball by which it was to be followed, the Queen sought an opportunity of speaking to Arthur.Anne of Geierstein|Walter Scott
Roscius, a tribune, ordered the distinction of places at public shows, betwixt the noblemen of Rome and the plebeians.
What an immense interval between the feelings of Elizabeth and William, with hardly a century betwixt them!Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)|Isaac Disraeli
The case is the same, betwixt a king non compos mentis, and one who is nondum compos mentis; a distracted or an infant-king.The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18)|John Dryden
British Dictionary definitions for betwixt
Word Origin for betwixt
Word Origin and History for betwixt
Old English betweox "between, among, amidst, meanwhile," from bi- "by" (see be-) + tweox "for two," from Proto-Germanic *twa "two" + *-isk "-ish." With parasitic -t that first appeared in Old English and became general after c.1500.