roll etymology

English word roll comes from Latin rota, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) roeler ((intransitive) to roll. (transitive) to roll.)

Detailed word origin of roll

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
rota Latin (lat) (figuratively) the disc of the sun. (pars pro toto) a car, a chariot. Wheel.
rotulare Malayalam (mal)
roeler Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (intransitive) to roll. (transitive) to roll.
rollen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
roll English (eng) (RPG) To create a new character in a role-playing game, especially by using dice to determine properties.. (US, slang) To behave in a certain way; to adopt a general disposition toward a situation.. (chiefly, US, Canada, colloquial) To compete, especially with vigor.. (chiefly, US, Canada, colloquial) To leave or begin a journey.. (computing) To generate a random number.. (dice, transitive) [...]

Words with the same origin as roll

Descendants of rota
control controller controlling payroll prune role roulette round