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Twi

 (chwē, chē)
n.
A variety of the Akan language spoken in Ghana.
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Twi

(twiː)
npl Twi or Twis
1. (Languages) a language of S Ghana: one of the two chief dialects of Akan. Formerly called: Ashanti Compare Fanti
2. (Peoples) a member of the Negroid people who speak this language
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Twi

(tʃwi, tʃi, twi)

n.
1. a group of Akan dialects, embracing most of the Akan speech area, and including Ashanti.

twi-

a combining form meaning “two,” “twice”: twibill.
[Middle English, Old English, c. Old High German zwi-, Latin bi-, Greek di-; akin to two]
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One may picture, too, the sudden shifting of the attention, the swiftly spreading coils and bellyings of that blackness advancing headlong, towering heavenward, turning the twi- light to a palpable darkness, a strange and horrible antagonist of vapour striding upon its victims, men and horses near it seen dimly, running, shrieking, falling headlong, shouts of dismay, the guns suddenly abandoned, men choking and writhing on the ground, and the swift broadening-out of the opaque cone of smoke.
THE trees began softly to sing a hymn of twi- light.
Heavy clouds had drifted across the face of the moon, and before them in the deep twi- light went a man with a short ladder upon his shoul- der.