qui vive?qui vive
who goes there?: a sentry's challenge
Origin of qui vive?Fr, (long) live who? (i.e., which monarch or ruler do you support?, whose side are you on?), 3d person; personal (grammar) singular , present tense subject, subjective , of vivre, to live (; from Classical Latin vivere) + qui, who (; from L)
qui vive? Idioms
on the qui vive
on the lookout; on the alert
A sentry's challenge.
Origin of qui viveFrench, (long) live who? (a sentry's challenge to determine a person's political sympathies) : qui, who + vive, third person sing. present subjunctive of vivre, to live.
French who lives? - a sentry's challenge