From Old Swedish qvikker, qviker, from Old Norse kvikr (whence also Norwegian Bokmål kvikk, Norwegian Nynorsk kvik, Icelandic kvikur and Faroese kvikur), from Proto-Germanic *kwikwaz, whence also English quick. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wós (alive).


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kvick (comparative kvickare, superlative kvickast)

  1. quick, fast
  2. quick-witted


Inflection of kvick
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular kvick kvickare kvickast
Neuter singular kvickt kvickare kvickast
Plural kvicka kvickare kvickast
Masculine plural3 kvicke kvickare kvickast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 kvicke kvickare kvickaste
All kvicka kvickare kvickaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic