twig

twig
twig (n.) O.E. twigge, from P.Gmc. *twigan (Cf. M.Du. twijch, Du. twijg, O.H.G. zwig, Ger. Zweig "branch, twig"), from the root of twi- (see TWIN (Cf. twin)), here meaning "forked" (as in O.E. twisel "fork, point of division").

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  • Twig — Twig, n. [AS. twig; akin to D. twijg, OHG. zwig, zwi, G. zweig, and probably to E. two.] A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no definite length or size. [1913 Webster] The Britons had boats made of willow twigs, covered on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twig — Тип обработчик шаблонов Автор Armin Ronacher, Fabien Potencier Разработчик Fabien Potencier, Sensio Labs Написана на PHP Первый выпуск 12 октября 2009 Последняя версия 1.8.3 (июнь …   Википедия

  • twig — twig; twig·gen; twig·gery; twig·gy; twig·let; …   English syllables

  • Twig — Twig, v. t. [Gael. tuig, or Ir. tuigim I understand.] [1913 Webster] 1. To understand the meaning of; to comprehend; as, do you twig me? [Colloq.] Marryat. [1913 Webster] 2. To observe slyly; also, to perceive; to discover. Now twig him; now mind …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • twig — twig1 [twig] n. [ME twigge < OE, akin to Ger zweig < IE * dwigho < base * dwöu , TWO: prob. with reference to the forking of the twig] a small, slender branch or shoot of a tree or shrub twig2 [twig] vt., vi. twigged, twigging [via… …   English World dictionary

  • Twig — Twig, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Twigged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Twigging}.] [Cf. {Tweak}.] To twitch; to pull; to tweak. [Obs. or Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twig — Twig, v. t. To beat with twigs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • twig — Ⅰ. twig [1] ► NOUN ▪ a slender woody shoot growing from a branch or stem of a tree or shrub. DERIVATIVES twigged adjective twiggy adjective. ORIGIN Old English, related to TWAIN(Cf. ↑twain) and TWO …   English terms dictionary

  • twig|gy — «TWIHG ee», adjective, gi|er, gi|est. of, having to do with, or resembling a twig or twigs; slender; slim: »a twiggy girl …   Useful english dictionary

  • Twig — Die Klippenland Chroniken (englischer Originaltitel: The Edge Chronicles) ist eine Fantasy Jugendromanreihe des britischen Autors Paul Stewart. Sie wurde von Chris Riddell illustriert und besteht gegenwärtig aus zehn Bänden. Der erste Band der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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