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Related to twain: Mark Twain, never the twain shall meet

twain

 (twān)
n.adj. & pron.
Two.

[Middle English tweien, twaine, from Old English twēgen; see dwo- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

twain

(tweɪn)
determiner, n
an archaic word for two
[Old English twēgen; related to Old Saxon twēne, Old High German zwēne, Old Norse tveir, Gothic twai]

Twain

(tweɪn)
n
1. (Biography) Mark, pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. 1835–1910, US novelist and humorist, famous for his classics The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885)
2. (Biography) Shania (ʃəˈnaɪə), real name Eilleen Regina Edwards. born 1965, Canadian country-rock singer; her bestselling recordings include The Woman In Me (1995), Come On Over (1997), and UP! (2002)

twain

(tweɪn)

adj., n.
two.
[before 900; Middle English twayn orig., nominative and acc. masculine, Old English twēgen (compare two)]

Twain

(tweɪn)

n.
Mark, pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.twain - two items of the same kindtwain - two items of the same kind    
fellow, mate - one of a pair; "he lost the mate to his shoe"; "one eye was blue but its fellow was brown"
2, II, two, deuce - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
doubleton - (bridge) a pair of playing cards that are the only cards in their suit in the hand dealt to a player
Translations

twain

(archaic) [tweɪn] N the twainlos dos
to split sth in twainpartir algo en dos
and ne'er the twain shall meetsin que el uno se acerque al otro jamás

twain

n (old)zwei; in twainentzwei (old); and ne’er the twain shall meetsie werden nie zueinanderfinden

twain

[tweɪn] npl (old) (poetic) the twaini (or le) due
and never the twai shall meet → e mai i (or le) due si incontreranno
References in classic literature ?
And so she did; and when the twain were one, Alice awoke out of her enchanted sleep.
For though I tried to move his arm --unlock his bridegroom clasp --yet, sleeping as he was, he still hugged me tightly, as though naught but death should part us twain.
sighed the humble twain, who had done most of the labor, but who generously admired the result.
The night--its silence--its rest, was rent in twain by a savage, a sharp, a shrilly sound that ran from end to end of Thornfield Hall.
I will save my child or you twain will perish with it.
At all events, the veil of self-consciousness was rent in twain at that remark, and our spirits rushed together at this touch of London nature thus unexpectedly revealed.
I'll give thee, good fellow, a twelvemonth or twain, To search Europe through, from Byzantium to Spain; But ne'er shall you find, should you search till you tire, So happy a man as the Barefooted Friar.
So say I," returned Sancho; "his heart rend in twain, I trow, who saw her once, to see her now.
Lucky for you twain that wine flowed so freely in the house to-day; else the noise of your combat would have brought other onlookers besides Robin Hood.
But the warm twilight round us twain Will never rise again.
England is torn in twain by a spirit of disturbance which, I greatly fear, blood alone can exorcise.
The branches on which I was suspended over the yawning chasm swang to and fro in the air, and I expected them every moment to snap in twain.