Definitions for qui viveki ˈviv
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alert, qui vive(noun)
condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
"bombers were put on alert during the crisis"
a state of heightened vigilance, especially prior to battle
Origin: who lives? - a sentry's challenge
the challenge of a French sentinel, or patrol; -- used like the English challenge: "Who comes there?"
Origin: [F., fr. qui who + vive, pres. subj. of vivre to live.]
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