Twain [tweyn] noun
- Mark, pen name of .
Clemens [klem-uh nz] noun
- RogerWilliam Roger ClemensThe Rocket, born 1962, U.S. baseball pitcher.
- Samuel Lang·horne [lang-hawrn, -ern] /ˈlæŋ hɔrn, -ərn/, Mark Twain, 1835–1910, U.S. author and humorist.
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- Samuel Langhorne (ˈlæŋˌhɔːn)See
twain determiner, noun
- an archaic word for
Word Origin for twain Old English twēgen; related to Old Saxon twēne, Old High German zwēne, Old Norse tveir, Gothic twai Twain noun
- 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)
- 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)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for mark twain twain
Old English twegen (masc.) “two” (masc. nominative and accusative), from Proto-Germanic *twa- (see). The word outlasted the breakdown of gender in Middle English and survived as a secondary form of two, especially in cases where the numeral follows a noun. Its continuation into modern times was aided by its use in KJV and the Marriage Service, in poetry (where it is a useful rhyme word), and in oral use where it is necessary to be clear that two and not to or too is meant.
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