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twain

 (twān)
n.adj. & pron.
Two.

[Middle English tweien, twaine, from Old English twēgen; see dwo- in 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 ?
But the warm twilight round us twain Will never rise again.
Empty are still many sites for lone ones and twain ones, around which floateth the odour of tranquil seas.
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.
It was the darker maiden spoke The words I just have stated, The maidens twain were simply friends And not at all related.
It was the darker maiden spoke The words we just have stated; The maidens twain were simply friends, Not sisters, or related.
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.
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.
com/music/220593_exclusive_shania_twain_on_first_album_15_years_overcoming_traumatizing_divorce_and_losing_her_voice/) Entertainment Tonight , Twain said that she loves the music scene right now.
Morris quotes the elation Twain felt in 1867 about motion itself: "My mind gives me peace only in excitement and restless moving from place to place.
While he had spent a lot of time on stage entertaining the public with his signature yarns, Twain had planned to spend his later years basking in the glow of his readers' adoration from a sedentary perch.
I am obsessed with Mark Twain quotations on the internet.
Even the resident Mark Twain Riverboat, a 120-foot sternwheeler built in 1964, sat idle and dark.