[chwee, chee, twee]
a Kwa language spoken in Ghana that is mutually intelligible with Fanti.
Also, Tshi. Unabridged


a combining form meaning “two,” “twice”: twibill.

Middle English, Old English; cognate with German zwie- (Old High German zwi-), Latin bi-, Greek di-. See two Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To TWI
World English Dictionary
Twi (twiː)
n , Twi, Twis
1.  Compare Fanti Formerly called: Ashanti a language of S Ghana: one of the two chief dialects of Akan
2.  a member of the Negroid people who speak this language

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Word Origin & History

prefix meaning "two," O.E. twi-, prefix meaning "two, in two ways, twice, double," from P.Gmc. *twi- (cf. O.Fris. twi-, O.N. tvi-, Du. twee-, O.H.G. zwi-, Ger. zwei-), from PIE *dwis (cf. Skt. dvi-, Gk. di-, Old L. dvi-, L. bi-, Lith. dvi-), from *dwo "two" (see two). Cognate
with bi-. Older instances of it include M.E. twinter "two years old" (1404, of cattle, sheep, etc.), reduced from O.E. twi-wintre, and O.E. twispræc "double or deceitful speech."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
two-way interface
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature