rotation etymology

English word rotation comes from Latin roto, Latin rota, and later Latin rotatio (Rotation.)

Detailed word origin of rotation

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
roto Latin (lat) (transitive, and, intransitive) I turn, trend, wheel, roll, swing about, whirl, rotate; brandish.
rota Latin (lat) (figuratively) the disc of the sun. (pars pro toto) a car, a chariot. Wheel.
rotatio Latin (lat) Rotation.
rotation English (eng) (aviation) The step during takeoff when the pilot commands the vehicle to lift the nose wheel off the ground during the takeoff roll. (see also: V2). (baseball) The set of of a team.. (chiefly, uncountable) The act of turning around a centre or an axis.. (mathematics, geometry) An operation on a metric space that is a continuous isometry and fixes at least one point.. A regular variation in [...]

Words with the same origin as rotation

Descendants of roto
prune rotate round
Descendants of rota
control controller controlling payroll role roll roulette