cwic

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kwikwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wós (alive). Cognates with Old Frisian quik, Old Saxon quik (Dutch kwik, Old High German kec (German keck, Old Norse kvikr (Swedish kvick, Gothic 𐌵𐌹𐌿𐍃 (qius); and with Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life), Latin vīvus (alive), Balto-Slavic *gīˀwas (Lithuanian gývas (alive), Latvian dzīvs, Slavic *živъ (alive)), Celtic *biwos (Irish beo (alive), Welsh byw (alive)) *gwitu- (Old Irish biad (nourishment), Irish biathaigh (nourish) and bia (food)), Sanskrit जीव (jīva).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cwic

  1. living, live, alive
    Enoch cwic gewat mid cyning engla.
    Enoch departed alive with the king of angels.
  2. mentally agile; intelligent, keen

Declension[edit]

Weak Strong
singular plural singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative cwica cwice cwice cwican nom. cwic cwic cwicu cwice cwicu, -e cwica, -e
accusative cwican cwice cwican acc. cwicne cwic cwice cwice cwicu, -e cwica, -e
genitive cwican cwicra, cwicena gen. cwices cwices cwicre cwicra
dative cwican cwicum dat. cwicum cwicum cwicre cwicum
instrumental cwice


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