[kwiv-er] /ˈkwɪv ər/
verb (used with or without object)
to shake with a slight but rapid motion; vibrate tremulously; tremble.
the act or state of quivering; a tremble or tremor.
(intransitive) to shake with a rapid tremulous movement; tremble
the state, process, or noise of shaking or trembling
a case for arrows
“to tremble,” late 15c., perhaps imitative, or possibly an alteration of quaveren (see quaver), or from Old English cwifer- (in cwiferlice “zealously”), which is perhaps related to cwic “alive” (see quick). Related: Quivered; quivering. As a noun in this sense from 1715, from the verb.
“case for holding arrows,” early 14c., from Anglo-French quiveir, Old French quivre, cuivre, probably of Germanic origin, from Proto-Germanic *kukur “container” (cf. Old High German kohhari, German Köcher, Old Saxon kokar, Old Frisian koker, Old English cocur “quiver”); “said to be from the language of the Huns” [Barnhart]. Related: Quiverful.
the sheath for arrows. The Hebrew word (aspah) thus commonly rendered is found in Job 39:23; Ps. 127:5; Isa. 22:6; 49:2; Jer. 5:16; Lam. 3:13. In Gen. 27:3 this word is the rendering of the Hebrew _teli_, which is supposed rather to mean a suspended weapon, literally “that which hangs from one”, i.e., is suspended from the shoulder or girdle.
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[kwik-suh-tiz-uh m] /ˈkwɪk səˌtɪz əm/ noun 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) character or practice. 2. a idea or act.