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QUIVER

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 763 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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QUIVER, a case for holding arrows. The word is taken from O. Fr., where it appears in such forms as quivre, cuevre or coivre. This is apparently cognate with the O. E. cocer, Ger. Kocher, quiver or case. The ultimate origin is obscure, and the medieval Latin and Greek words cucurum and KOGKOVpOV are stated to be from the German. The word meaning " to shake " or " tremble " must be distinguished; this is connected with " quaver," " quake "; the New English Dictionary takes these words to be onomatopoeic in origin.
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