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1024 TWEÓGEND-LÍC--TWI-BILL.

intimare curabo, Bd. pref.; S. 471, 20. Hine wile tweógan, hwæðer heó him sóð secge, Wulfst. 3, 7. Næ-acute;nigne tweógean ne þearf, ðæt seó wyrd geweorþan sceal, Blickl. Homl. 83, 9. Tweógan, Bt. 37, 3; Fox 190, 8. (d) absolute:--Ic wát ðætte wile woruldmen tweógan, Met. 4, 51. II. to feel doubt, to doubt, hesitate, (a) with gen. of object of doubt:--Ne tweóþ ðæs nán (næ-acute;nne, Cott. MS.) mon, Bt. 35, 5; Fox 164, 5. Ne mæg ic ðæs nó tweógan (twiógean, Cott. MS.), 34, 9; Fox 146, 26: 35, 4; Fox 160, 18. Ðæs tweógan ne þearf æ-acute;nig, Exon. Th. 147, 13; Gú. 726. (b) with preposition:--Ic nát ymbe hwæt ðú tweóst, Bt. 5, 3; Fox 12, 13. Gif gé tweógaþ be ðæ-acute;m ælmessum, Blickl. Homl. 41, 20. Ne tweóge ðis folc (or acc.?) be hire untrumnesse, 143, 12. Be ðam nis tó tweógenne, ac is tó gelýfanne, Bd. 3, 23; S. 555, 33. (c) with an infinitive:--Hí ne tweódon férende beón tó ðam écan lífe, Bd. 4, 16; S. 584, 38. (d) with a clause:--Ic náuht ne tweóge ðæt ðú hit mæ-acute;ge gelæ-acute;stan, Bt. 36, 3; Fox 174, 31. Ðú cwist ðæt ðú náht ne tweóge ðætte God ðisse worulde rihtere sié, 5, 3; Fox 12, 13. (e) absolute:--Hé swýðor tweóþ ðonne se æ-acute;rra, Wulfst. 3, 10. Se ðe cuoeðas and ne tuáes &l-bar; ne getuíga (ne twiás &l-bar; ne twióge, Rush.) qui dixerit et non haesitaverit, Mk. Skt. Lind. 11, 23. Gif gé ne twígaþ si non haesitaveritis, Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 21, 21. Tuiáde haesitabat, Lk. Skt. Lind. Rush. 9, 7. Sume tweódun quidam dubitaverunt, Mt. Kmbl. Rush. 28, 17. Twiódun (tuiáton, Lind.) haesitabant, Jn. Skt. Rush. 13, 22. Ne tweóge non cunctante, Wrt. Voc. ii. 92, 49. Hé hine hét ðæt hé ne tweóde, ac ðæt hé wæ-acute;re ánræ-acute;d, Guthl. 4; Gdwin. 30, 7. Ðá ðæt folc ongan tweógan on heora heortan, Blickl. Homl. 143, 8. Tó tweónne nutabundum, Hpt. Gl. 459, 5. Tuígendi anceps, Wrt. Voc. ii. 100, 40. Tweógende, 7, 2. Tweógende mód, Andr. Kmbl. 1542; An. 772. Næ-acute;nig tweógende secgend non quilibet dubius relator, Bd. 3, 15; S. 542, 7. Tweógende cyningas reges dubii, 4, 26; S. 603, 17. Tweógende hesitantes, Wrt. Voc. ii. 43, 22: 74, 19. [O. Sax. twehón: O. H. Ger. zwehón dubitare, hesitare, cunctari.] v. ge-tweógan, un-tweógende, -tweónde.

tweógend-líc; adj. Doubtful, uncertain, (1) where doubt is felt:--Tweógendlícre (sine) ancipiti (ambiguitatis scrupulo veraciter credendum est), Hpt. Gl. 422, 32. Hé on tweógendlícan onbide wæs (quem cunctantem), hwæðer hé winnan dorste, Ors. 4, 11; Swt. 204, 28. (2) where doubt is caused:--Is tweógendlíc ðysse worulde wela, Wulfst. 263, 11. Tweógendlícra gewrita Apocryphorum, Hpt. Gl. 522, 48. v. un-tweógendlíc.

tweógendlíce; adv. Doubtingly, doubtfully:--Sume hí twíendlíce be his lífe spræ-acute;con, and ðæt cwæ-acute;don, ðæt hí nyston hwæðer hé on Godes mihte ða þing worhte ðe þurh deófles cræft, Guthl. 17; Gdwin. 70, 16. v. un-tweógendlíce.

tweógung, tweóung, e; f. Doubt:--Ðú mé hæfst gefrýlsod ðære tweóunge mínes módes be ðære ácsunga ðe ic ðé ácsode, Bt. 41, 3; Fox 248, 25.

tweohsn, tweoxn occurs in the place name Tweoxneám = between streams:--Ðone hám æt Winburnan and æt Tweoxneám (Christchurch, in Hampshire), Chr. 901; Erl. 96, 27. v. be-tweohsn; tweóne.

tweó-líc; adj. I. doubtful, uncertain:--Hit biþ twýlíc, hwæðer hit on lífe áðolige, Homl. Th. ii. 50, 24. Dubii generis, ðæt is twýlíces cynnes, Ælfc. Gr. 6, 6; Zup. 19, 17. Ðæ-acute;r beóþ kende homodubii, ðæt beóþ twílíce, Nar. 36, 18: 35, 3 note. II. ambiguous:--Ðá and&dash-uncertain;wyrde hire se hálga mid twýlícere spræ-acute;ce, Homl. Th. ii. 146, 14. [O. Frs. twí-lík (twi-?) doubtful.] v. un-tweólíc, and next word.

tweólíce; adv. I. doubtfully, uncertainly:--Tweólíce and un&dash-uncertain;fæsðlíce hé átiéfreþ ðæs ðinges onlícnesse on his móde, Past. 21; Swt. 157, 13. II. ambiguously:--Ondwyrdon hié him tweólíce responso ambiguo, Ors. 4, 1; Swt. 156, 3. v. un-tweólíce.

tweó-mann, es; m. A creature about which it is doubtful whether it te human:--Homodubii hý syndon hátene, ðæt beóþ twímen, Nar. 35, 3. v. tweó-líc.

tweón doubt:--Nis nán twýn, ðæt eów ne beó forgolden there is no doubt, but that you will be requited, Homl. Th. ii. 444, 10. Búton tweónne without doubt, Bt. 36, 6; Fox 182, 9. v. tweó.

tweón to doubt. v. tweógan.

tweóne. I. two; only in combination with the preposition be, either immediately following it (v. be-tweónum) or being separated from it by the governed noun, the two words together in either case having the force of between:--Be sæ-acute;m tweónum, ofer eormengrund, Beo. Th. 1721; B. 858: Exon. Th. 118, 10; Gú. 237. Be werum tweónum among men, Andr. Kmbl. 1116; An. 558. Hé wealdeþ be sæ-acute; tweónum dominabitur a mari usque ad mare, Ps. Th. 71, 8. Cf. O. H. Ger. in zwiskén, untar zwiskén, in later times inzwischen, zwischen, for a similar growth of adverb and preposition. II. double, not simple:--Tweóne leóht vel deorcung twilight, a mixture of light and darkness, crepusculum, Wrt. Voc. i. 53, 3. v. tweónol, and cf. O. H. Ger. zwiski biceps, non simplex, binus; so iz under zuiskén liehten ist: M. H. Ger. zwischenlieht. [Goth. tweihnai: Icel. tvennr.]

tweónian, twínian, twýnian; p. ode. I. impersonal with dat. or acc. of person, to cause doubt, (a) absolute:--Mé twýnaþ (tweónaþ, MS. H.) ambigo, Ælfc. Gr. 28, 6; Zup. 176, 13. Gyt mé tweónaþ,

Homl. Th. i. 72, 30. Gif hié giet ðæ-acute;r tweónaþ, Past. 16; Swt. 103. 9. Ðá twýnude (tweónode, MS. A.) him haesitabat, Lk. Skt. 9, 7: Homl. Th. ii. 392, 5. Hwí twýnode ðé?, 17. (b) with gen. of object of doubt:--Ðý læs ðe hwam twýnige ðyssere gereccednysse, Homl. Th. i. 598, 31. Hú mæg ðé nú twýnian ðæs écan leóhtes?, 160, 19. (c) with a preposition:--Gif hwam twýnige be ðam gemæ-acute;nelícum æ-acute;riste, Homl. i. 132, 27. (d) wiih a gerundial infinitive:--Hwæt twýnaþ ðé, oþþe hwæt ondræ-acute;st ðú ðé, ðone Hæ-acute;lend tó onfónne?, Nicod. 26; Thw. 14, 13. (e) with a clause:--Ðé ne twýnaþ nán ðing, ðæt ðú sáwle hæbbe, Homl. Th. i. 160, 21. Him twýnode be hwam hé hit sæ-acute;de haesitantes de quo dicerit, Jn. Skt. 13, 22. Ús ne þearf ná twýnian, ðæt wé gebyrian ne sceolon oððe heofonwarena cyninge oððe hellewítes deóflum, Wulfst. 151, 19. II. with nom. of person, to feel doubt, to doubt, (a) absolute:--Se ðe ná twýnaþ on heortan his ac gelýfþ qui non hesitauerit in corde suo sed crediderit, Scint. 127, 1. Swá hwylc swá cwyþ . . . and on his heortan ne twýnaþ (tweónaþ, MS. A.), ac gelýfþ, Mk. Skt. 11, 23. Se is lytles geleáfan, se ðe hwæthwega gelýfþ and hwæthwega twýnaþ; se ðe mid ealle twýnaþ, hé is geleáfleás, Homl. Th. ii. 392, 17-19. Gif gé habbaþ geleúfan and ne twýniaþ (tweóniaþ, MS. A.), Mt. Kmbl. 21, 21. Hwí twýnedest (tweónedest, MS. A.) ðú quare dubitasti?, 14, 31. Sume hig tweónedon quidam dubitaverunt, 28, 17. (b) with gen. of object of doubt:--Ða beóþ áwyrigde ðe ðises twýniaþ, Homl. Skt. i. 5, 107. Hé behátes twíniende heofonlíces ille promissi dubius superni, Hymn. Surt. 103, 7. (c) with a preposition:--Ná twýna ðú ábútan ende non dubites circa finem, Scint. 27, 11. Ús is álýfed be ðisum tó twýnienne, Homl. Th. ii. 520, 16. (dl with a clause:--Hé árás, on his móde tweónigende hú heó mihte Iordanes wæteru oferfaran, Homl. Skt. ii. 23 b, 680. [&YOGH;unge monnan mei tweonian hweðer hí moten a libban, O. E. Homl. i. 109, 14. Þa wile þe heo tweoneden þus, Laym. 907.] v. ge-tweónian; tweógan.

tweónigend, es; m. One who doubts or hesitates:--Twýnigend hic et haec anceps, Ælfc. Gr. 9, 55; Zup. 67, 9.

tweónigend-líc; adj. Expressing doubt:--Sume syndon dubitativa, ðæt synd twýnigendlíce (tweóniend-, MS. H.), Ælfc. Gr. 38; Zup. 228, 16. Twýniendlíce, 44; Zup. 261, 2.

tweónol, twýnol; adj. Doubtful:--Tweónul leóht maligna lux vel dubia, Wrt. Voc. i. 53, 6. Swá swá his genyþerung ungewiss ys swá eác forgyfenyss twýnol sicut ejus damnatio incerta est, sic et remissio dubia, Scint. 46, 1. Ðæt deorc ys oþþe twýnol quod obscurum est aut dubium, 222, 3.

tweónum. v. tweóne.

tweónung, twínung, twýnung, e; f. Doubt, uncertainty, hesitation:--Ðam men biþ módes tweónung, Lchdm. ii. 194, 3. Ðæra apostola tweónung be Cristes æ-acute;riste, Homl. Th. i. 300, 33. Ðam deófle wæs micel twýnung, hwæt Crist wæ-acute;re, 168, 10. Ðý læs ðe æ-acute;nig twýning eów derian máge be ðam líflícan gereorde, ii. 262, 24. Tw(e)ónunge ambiguitatis, dubietatis, Hpt. Gl. 422, 32. Went nú moncyn on tweónunga men will be in doubt, Bt. 4; Fox 8, 18. Hí búton æ-acute;lcere tweónunge sceolon on écnesse forwurðan, Homl. Ass. 145, 37. Bútan twýnunge absque ambiguitate, Ælfc. Gr. 272, 13: sine dubitatione, R. Ben. Interl. 52, 12: sine scrupulo, Anglia xiii. 367, 24. Gyt mé tweónaþ; ac gif ðú ðás deádan sceaðan áræ-acute;rst, ðonne biþ mín heorte geclæ-acute;nsod fram æ-acute;lcere twýnunge, Homl. Th. i. 72, 32. Twúnunge, twínunge scrupulum, dubitationem, Hpt. Gl. 504, 77. Sume syndon dubitativa, . . . ðás getácniaþ twýnunge, Ælfc. Gr. 38; Zup. 229, 2. Ic mid tweóningum óðrum monnum bigleofan gesette cum aliqua scrupulositate a nobis mensura victus aliorum constituitur, R. Ben. 64, 11. Hí ádræ-acute;fdon ealle twýnunga fram úre heortan, Homl. Th. i. 302, 3.

tweóung, tweowa. v. tweógung, twiwa.

twí a twig. v. twig.

twi-, in composition with force of two. v. following words. [O. Frs. O. L. Ger. twi-: O. H. Ger. zwi-: Icel. tví-.]

twía. v. twiwa.

twi-béte; adj. Needing double compensation; a term applied to an offence when from special circumstances the bót was twice that to be paid in an ordinary case:--Gif hwá nunnan mid hæ-acute;medþinge oþþe on hire hrægl oþþe on hire breóst bútan hire leáfe gefó, sié hit twybéte, (twibóte, MS. B.: twybóte, MS. H.) swá wé æ-acute;r be læ-acute;wdum men fundon (in the case of a nun the bót for the offences referred to was twice that in the case of a lay woman; the case of the latter is the subject of sect. 11; Th. i. 68, 13-70, 2), L. Alf. pol. 18; Th. i. 72, 10. Gif hwá lengcten&dash-uncertain;bryce gewyrce . . . þurh æ-acute;nige heálíce misdæ-acute;da, sý ðæt twybéte (twibóte, MS. B.), L. C. S. 48; Th. i. 404, 1. [O. Frs. twi-béte (with the same use as the English word).] v. twi-bóte.

twi-bill, es; n.: twi-bile, es; m. A two-edged axe:--Twibill bipinnis, Wrt. Voc. ii. 12, 52. Twybill bipennis, i. 36, 5. Twilafte æx vel twi&dash-uncertain;bile bipennis securis, ii. 126, 28. Twybile (-bil, MS. W.) bipennis, Ælfc. Gr. 9, 28; Zup. 56, 9. Twibille bipinnae ( = bipenne), Ps. Surt. 73, 6. Hé nam sum twibil and mid ðan þrý men tó deáðe ofslóh, Guthl. 12; Gdwin. 56, 23. Æcsa, twibilles (-as?) bipennes &l-bar; secures, Hpt. Gl. 459, 2. [Twybyle (printed twybyl, Wrt. Voc. i. 196, 10) bipennis (in