Thursday, March 1, 2012

365 Days of Twinipedia - Day 74

Day Seventy-four of Twinipedia:

Fact #74

The word twin is defined as-

  • One of two offspring born at the same birth.
  • One of two identical or similar people, animals, or things; a counterpart.

The origin of the word twin-
    Gemini bracelet by Alex and Ani
  • before 900; Middle English; Old English twinn  (adj.), getwinn (noun and adj.); akin to Old Frisian twīne, Old Norse tvinnr double, Gothic twaihnai
The word Twin in other languages - 
  • German- zwillinge 
  • Latin- gemini
  • Japanese- futago(ふたご、双子)
  • French- jumeau (man), jumelle (woman)
  • Italian- gemella (woman), gemello (man)
  • Spanish- gemela (woman), gemelo (man), melliza (woman), mellizo (man)
  • Dutch- tweeling (man, woman), tweelingbroer (man), tweelingzus (woman), tweelingzuster (woman)
  • Portuguese- gêmea (woman), gêmeo (man)
  • Swedish- tvilling (man, woman)

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