Twain. adj. [twʒen, batwa, both twain, Saxon.] Two. An old word, not now used but ludicrously.
'Tis not the tyral of a woman's war,
The bitter clamour of two eager tongues,
Can arbitrate this cause betwixt us twain. Shakesp.
Such smiling rogues as these,
Like rats, oft bite the holy cords in twain,
Too intricate t' unloose. Shakesp. King Lear.
Of my condition take no care;
It fits not; thou and I long since are twain. Milton.
When old winter split the rocks in twain;
He strip'd the bears-foot of its leafy growth. Dryden.
The trembling widow, and her daughters twain,
This woeful cackling cry with horror heard. Dryden.