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betwixt

[bih-twikst] /bɪˈtwɪkst/
preposition, adverb
1.
Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. between.
Idioms
2.
betwixt and between, neither the one nor the other; in a middle or unresolved position:
Not wanting to side with either her father or her mother, she was betwixt and between.
Origin
950
before 950; Middle English betwix, Old English betwix, betweox, equivalent to be- be- + tweox, cognate with Old High German zwiski two each; akin to German zwischen between (preposition)
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British Dictionary definitions for betwixt and bet-ween

betwixt

/bɪˈtwɪkst/
preposition, adverb
1.
(archaic) another word for between
2.
betwixt and between, in an intermediate, indecisive, or middle position
Word Origin
Old English betwix; related to Old High German zwiski two each
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Word Origin and History for betwixt and bet-ween

betwixt

prep., adv.

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.

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