rotate etymology

English word rotate comes from Proto-Indo-European *rot-, Proto-Indo-European *Hret-

Detailed word origin of rotate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*rot- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) wheel
*Hret- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
rota Latin (lat) (figuratively) the disc of the sun. (pars pro toto) a car, a chariot. Wheel.
rotare Latin (lat)
rotatus Latin (lat)
rotate English (eng) (intransitive) To advance through a sequence; to take turns.. (intransitive) To spin, turn, or revolve.. (intransitive, of aircraft) To lift the nose, just prior to takeoff.. (transitive) To advance something through a sequence.. (transitive) To grow or plant (crops) in a certain order.. (transitive) To replace older materials or to place older materials in front of newer ones so that older [...]

Words with the same origin as rotate

Descendants of *Hret-
control controller controlling payroll prune rock role roll rook rotation roulette round