Monday, March 1, 2010

word of the day :: betwixt


–preposition, adverb
1. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. between.

2. betwixt and between, neither the one or the other; in a middle or unresolved position: Not wanting to side with either her father or mother she was betwixt and between.

bef. 950; ME betwix, OE betwix, betweox, equiv. to be- be- + tweox, c. OHG zwiski two each; akin to G zwischen between (prep)
"The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mold...The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbor causes a war betwixt princes."
 :: Michel de Montaigne, translated ::
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