revolution etymology

English word revolution comes from Latin revolvo, and later Latin revolutio (The act of revolving; revolution.)

Detailed word origin of revolution

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
revolvo Latin (lat) (passive) I come or go back, return, recur, relapse.. I relate again, repeat; reenact; brood or reflect upon.. I roll back; unroll, unwind; revolve, return.. I turn over, read over, repeat.
revolutio Latin (lat) The act of revolving; revolution.
revolūtiōnem Late Latin (LL)
revolucion Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Passage; elapsing of time.
revolucion Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
revolution English (eng) A political upheaval in a government or nation state characterized by great change.. A rotation: one complete turn of an object during rotation.. A sudden, vast change in a situation, a discipline, or the way of thinking and behaving.. In the case of celestial bodies - the traversal of one body through an orbit around another body.. Rotation: the turning of an object around an axis.. The [...]

Words with the same origin as revolution

Descendants of revolvo
revolutionary