Complete Definition of "quiver"

English

Pronunciation
/kwÄ­vÉr/
[kw̥ɪvÉ(ɹ)]
:Rhymes:English:-ɪvÉ(r)|Rhymes: -ɪvÉ(r)

Etymology 1
Via Middle English and Old French from West Germanic *kokar-, whence also Old English cocer, Old High German kohhar

Noun
Image:Bow_recurve_quiver.jpg|thumb|right|150px|bow and quiver
en-noun

  1. context|Weapon A container for arrows, crossbow bolts or darts, such as those fired from a bow, crossbow or blowgun.

#:Quotations
#:*1598: Don Pedro: Nay, if Cupid have not spent all his quiver in Venice, thou wilt quake for this shortly. Benedick:I look for an earthquake too then. — William Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing, Act I, Scene I, line 271.
#:*1786: Arrows were carried in quiver, called also an arrow case, which served for the magazine, arrows for immediate use were worn in the girdle. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 39.

Translations
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Arabic: ARchar|جعبة (jáâba)
CJKV Characters: ç® (fú)
Danish: kogger, pilekogger
Finnish: nuoliviini, viini
French: carquois m
German: Köcher m
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Hungarian: tegez
Italian: faretra f
Latin: pharetra f
Lithuanian: strÄlinÄ f
Old English: cocer, bogefodder|bogefÅdder
Polish: koÅczan m
Russian: колÑан /kolÄán/ m
Serbian: tobolac
Spanish: aljaba f
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Etymology 2
From the adjective.

Intransitive verb
en-verb

  1. To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver.

#:Quotations
#:*1593: The birds chaunt melody on every bush, The snake lies rolled in the cheerful sun, The green leaves quiver with the cooling wind And make a checker'd shadow on the ground. — William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus, Act II, Scene III, line 12.

Translations
Finnish: väristä
Japanese: æºããã (ãããã, yurameku)

Etymology 3
Probably originally symbolic.

Adjective
quiver

  1. obsolete Nimble, active.

#:Quotations
#:*1598: ... there was a little quiver fellow, and 'a would manage you his piece thus; and 'a would about and about, and come you in and come you in. — William Shakespeare, Henry V, Part II, Act III, Scene II, line 281.

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