From Middle English betwene, from Old English betwēonum, from Proto-Germanic *bi- + *twīhnaz, corresponding to be- + twain. Cognate with Scots between, Scots atween, Gothic 𐍄𐍅𐌴𐌹𐌷𐌽𐌰𐌹, Old English betweohs, Old English twinn. More at betwixt, twin.
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