evolution etymology

English word evolution comes from Latin volvere, Latin de, and later Latin evolutio (The act of unrolling or opening a book; reading.)

Detailed word origin of evolution

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
volvere Latin (lat)
de Latin (lat) (Late Latin) of persons. From, away from, down from, out of; in general to indicate the person or place from which any thing is taken, etc., with verbs of taking away, depriving, demanding, requesting, inquiring, buying; as capere, sumere, emere, quaerere, discere, trahere, etc., and their compounds.. From, away from, to indicate the place from which someone or something departs or [...]
e Latin (lat) out of, from The name of the letter E.
evolvere Latin (lat)
evolutus Latin (lat)
evolutio Latin (lat) The act of unrolling or opening a book; reading.
evolution English (eng) (biology) The change in the genetic composition of a population over successive generations.. (chemistry) The act or an instance of giving off gas; emission.. (dance, sports) A turning movement of the body.. (general) Gradual directional change especially one leading to a more advanced or complex form; growth; development.. (mathematics) The extraction of a root from a quantity.. (military) [...]

Words with the same origin as evolution

Descendants of volvere
entertain entertaining entertainment expose exposure intellect intellectual intelligent interact interaction interest interested interesting interface intern international internship interpret interrogate interrogation interrupt interstate intervention interview suppose
Descendants of de
award dick die due duty effect effort election exact example exchange excuse exist existence exit expect expected expecting experience experienced experiment issue sample say still