Twelve (?), a. [OE. twelve, twelf, AS. twelf; akin to OFries. twelf, twelef, twilif, OS. twelif, D. twaalf, G. zwolf, OHG. zwelif, Icel. tlf, Sw. tolf, Dan. tolv, Goth. twalif, from the root of E. two + the same element as in the second part of E. eleven. See Two, and Eleven.]

One more that eleven; two and ten; twice six; a dozen.

Twelve-men's morris. See the Note under Morris. -- Twelve Tables. Rom. Antiq. See under Table.

 

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Twelve, n.

1.

The number next following eleven; the sum of ten and two, or of twice six; twelve units or objects; a dozen.

2.

A symbol representing twelve units, as 12, or xii.

The Twelve Script., the twelve apostles.

Matt. xxvi. 20.

 

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