Other Word Forms of Twelve
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Twelve
- the Twelve
Origin of Twelve
From Middle English, from Old English twelf, from Proto-Germanic *twalif, an old compound of *twa- (“two") and *-lif (“left over"), from Proto-Indo-European *leikw- (“leave, remain"). Compare West Frisian tolve, Dutch twaalf, German zwölf, Danish tolf, Norwegian tolv.
Middle English from Old English twelf dwo- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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