twain

[ tweyn ]
/ tweɪn /

adjective, noun

two.

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Origin of twain

before 900; Middle English twayn originally, nominative and accusative masculine, Old English twēgen (cf. two); cognate with obsolete German zween

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH twain

twain , twin, twine

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Definition for twain (2 of 2)

Twain
[ tweyn ]
/ tweɪn /

noun

Mark, pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
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British Dictionary definitions for twain (1 of 2)

twain
/ (tweɪn) /

determiner, noun

an archaic word for two

Word Origin for twain

Old English twēgen; related to Old Saxon twēne, Old High German zwēne, Old Norse tveir, Gothic twai

British Dictionary definitions for twain (2 of 2)

Twain
/ (tweɪn) /

noun

Mark, pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens . 1835–1910, US novelist and humorist, famous for his classics The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885)
Shania (ʃəˈnaɪə), real name Eilleen Regina Edwards. born 1965, Canadian country-rock singer; her bestselling recordings include The Woman In Me (1995) Come On Over (1997), and UP! (2002)
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