quiver [1] VERB shake or vibrate with a slight rapid motion.
NOUN a quivering movement or sound.
DERIVATIVES quivery adjective.
ORIGIN from an Old English word meaning «nimble, quick».
quiver [2] NOUN an archer's portable case for arrows.
ORIGIN Old French quiveir.

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