cwic

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

cwic

  1. Alternative form of quik

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *kwik(k)w, from Proto-Germanic *kwikwaz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wós (alive).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cwic

  1. alive; live, living
    • Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Manuscript E, year 1009
      Hē wolde Wulnoþ ġelæċċan cwicne oþþe dēadne.
      He wanted to take Wulnoth dead or alive (literally "alive or dead").
  2. mentally agile; intelligent, keen

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: quik, quic, quicke, cwicc