betwixt


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Related to betwixt: betwixt and between

be·twixt

 (bĭ-twĭkst′)
adv. & prep.
Between.
Idiom:
betwixt and between
In an intermediate position; neither wholly one thing nor another.

[Middle English bitwixt, from Old English betwix; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

betwixt

(bɪˈtwɪkst)
prep, adv
1. archaic another word for between
2. betwixt and between in an intermediate, indecisive, or middle position
[Old English betwix; related to Old High German zwiski two each]

be•twixt

(bɪˈtwɪkst)

prep., adv.
between.
Idioms:
betwixt and between, neither the one nor the other; in a middle position.
[before 950; Middle English betwix, Old English betwix=be- be- + tweox two each]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.betwixt - in the intervalbetwixt - in the interval; "dancing all the dances with little rest between"
Translations

betwixt

[bɪˈtwɪkst]
A. ADV betwixt and betweenentre lo uno y lo otro, entre las dos cosas
B. PREP (archaic, liter) = between A

betwixt

prep (obs, liter, dial) = between
adv betwixt and betweendazwischen

betwixt

[bɪˈtwɪkst] adv to be betwixt and betweenessere una via di mezzo
References in classic literature ?
A smart fight ensued betwixt us for some time: At length the savages gave way, and fled.
Then--as if the only barrier betwixt herself and the world had been thrown down, and a flood of evil consequences would come tumbling through the gap--she fled into the inner parlor, threw herself into the ancestral elbow-chair, and wept.
It was better to stand thus, with so many betwixt him and her, than to greet him face to face -- they two alone.
And at last they sent for thee, Sir Boss, to try magic and enchantment; and if you could not come, then was the messenger to fetch Merlin, and he is there these three days now, and saith he will fetch that water though he burst the globe and wreck its kingdoms to accomplish it; and right bravely doth he work his magic and call upon his hellions to hie them hither and help, but not a whiff of moisture hath he started yet, even so much as might qualify as mist upon a copper mirror an ye count not the barrel of sweat he sweateth betwixt sun and sun over the dire labors of his task; and if ye --"
Betwixt you, and Shekels, the Colonel's wife, and the Cid - "
Bad anyway, seeing there was only two di'monds betwixt three men.
The barrier betwixt him- self and brother he considered impassable.
We have oftentimes the honour to entertain your gentlemen in their travelling backwards and forwards betwixt London and Paris, sir.
And betwixt ourselves,' sinking his voice lower yet, 'that woman's name ain't Missis Gummidge neither, though she has a world of merits.
Get behind the door, old chap, and have the jack-towel betwixt you.
To ride on that coach, as it gallantly staggered betwixt earth and heaven, was to know all the ecstasy of flying, with an added touch of danger, which birds and angels, and others accustomed to fly, can never experience.
Still, however, the necessary intercourse between the lords of the soil, and those oppressed inferior beings by whom that soil was cultivated, occasioned the gradual formation of a dialect, compounded betwixt the French and the Anglo-Saxon, in which they could render themselves mutually intelligible to each other; and from this necessity arose by degrees the structure of our present English language, in which the speech of the victors and the vanquished have been so happily blended together; and which has since been so richly improved by importations from the classical languages, and from those spoken by the southern nations of Europe.