Two etymology


English word two comes from Proto-Indo-European *dwó, and later Proto-Germanic *twai (Two.)

Etymology of two

Detailed word origin of two

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*dwó Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*twai Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Two.
twā Old English (ang)
twa Middle English (enm)
two English (en) (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 2; this many dots (••). Ordinal: second.. Describing a set or group with two components. (US, informal) A two-dollar bill.. A child aged two.. The digit/figure 2.. The playing cards featuring two pips.