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Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *kwikwa-, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃u̯o- (alive). Cognates with Old Frisian quik, Old Saxon quik (Dutch kwik), Old High German kec (German keck), Old Norse kvikr (Swedish kvick), Gothic 𐌵𐌹𐌿𐍃; and with Ancient Greek βίος, Latin vivus, Baltic *gīwa- (Lithuanian gývas, Latvian dzivs), Slavic *zivo- (Old Church Slavonic живѫ, Russian живой), Celtic *gwitu- (Old Irish biad (nourishment), Irish biathaim (nourish)).

Pronunciation

Adjective

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

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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