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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

cwic

  1. Alternative form of quik

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EtymologyEdit

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), Proto-Balto-Slavic *gīˀwas (Lithuanian gývas (alive), Latvian dzīvs, Proto-Slavic *živъ (alive)), Proto-Celtic *biwos (Irish beo (alive), Welsh byw (alive)) *gwitu- (Old Irish biad (nourishment), Irish biathaigh (nourish) and bia (food)), Sanskrit जीव (jīva).

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AdjectiveEdit

cwic

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

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