Quick (a.)(n.) - Quick Entries.
Performing a brief action at a high rate of speed.
The living, or very sensitive, tender flesh usually around fingernails or claws.
History & Etymology
The Proto-Indo-European root for the word quick is gwei- which meant “to live.” This became words in Old High German like quec meaning lively, or keck in German meaning “bold.” The Proto-Germanic root for these words was kwikwaz. This became cwic in Old English.