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Monday, December 02, 2013

Definitions for twain

  1. two.

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Citations for twain
Here two gentlefolks whisper together, and there other twain, their swords by their side. Charles Reade, The Cloister and the Hearth, 1861
Or one can say that East is East and West is West, and in American literature never the twain shall meet. edited by Walter B. Rideout, Sherwood Anderson: A Collection of Critical Essays, 1974
Origin of twain
900
Twain comes from the Old English twēgen, which is the masculine nomiative and accusative form of the word "two."