control etymology

English word control comes from Latin rotula (A small wheel; roll.), Latin contra, Malayalam rotulus

Detailed word origin of control

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
rotula Latin (lat) A small wheel; roll.
contra Latin (lat) Across from, opposite. Against Against. Contrary to. In return, back. Opposite to. Otherwise.
rotulus Malayalam (mal)
contrarotulare Malayalam (mal)
contrarotulum Malayalam (mal)
contreroller Middle French (frm) To control.
contrerole Old French (fro)
controllen Middle English (enm) To restrain or keep in check.
control English (eng) (climatology) Any of the physical factors determining the climate of a place, such as latitude, distribution of land and water, altitude, exposure, prevailing winds, permanent high- or low-barometric-pressure areas, ocean currents, mountain barriers, soil, and vegetation.. (countable, uncountable) Influence or authority over something.. (graphical user interface) An interface element that a [...]

Words with the same origin as control

Descendants of rotula
controller controlling payroll role roll roulette
Descendants of contra
bogus con controversial controversy counter counterfeit country countryside