1 [kwiv-er]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to shake with a slight but rapid motion; vibrate tremulously; tremble.
the act or state of quivering; a tremble or tremor.

1480–90; origin uncertain; compare Middle Dutch quiveren to tremble

quiverer, noun
quiveringly, adverb
quivery, adjective
unquivered, adjective
unquivering, adjective

1. quake, shudder, shiver. See shake. 2. shudder, shiver, shake.
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quiver1 (ˈkwɪvə)
1.  (intr) to shake with a rapid tremulous movement; tremble
2.  the state, process, or noise of shaking or trembling
[C15: from obsolete cwiver quick, nimble; compare quaver]

quiver2 (ˈkwɪvə)
a case for arrows
[C13: from Old French cuivre; related to Old English cocer, Old Saxon kokari, Old High German kohhari, Medieval Latin cucurum]

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Word Origin & History

"to tremble," 1490, perhaps onomatopoeic, or possibly an alteration of quaveren (see quaver), or from O.E. cwifer-, perhaps related to cwic "alive" (see quick).

"case for holding arrows," 1322, from Anglo-Fr. quiveir, O.Fr. quivre, probably from P.Gmc. *kukur "container" (cf. O.H.G. kohhari, O.Fris. koker, O.E. cocur "quiver"); said to be from the language of the Huns.
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Bible Dictionary

Quiver definition

the sheath for arrows. The Hebrew word (aspah) thus commonly rendered is found in Job 39:23; Ps. 127:5; Isa. 22:6; 49:2; Jer. 5:16; Lam. 3:13. In Gen. 27:3 this word is the rendering of the Hebrew _teli_, which is supposed rather to mean a suspended weapon, literally "that which hangs from one", i.e., is suspended from the shoulder or girdle.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Example sentences
If the tremor affects the voice box, you may have a shaking or quivering sound
  to your voice.
Wood had the quivering intensity and speed of a greyhound himself, and the same
  lean, long-limbed physique.
At the dock two fishermen leaped from their boat and placed the quivering fish
  in a wooden litter.
Making it to this day of the week, our hearts are finally quivering with
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