roulette etymology

English word roulette comes from Proto-Indo-European *rot-, Proto-Indo-European *Hret-, Vulgar Latin *rotulare, Middle French rouller

Detailed word origin of roulette

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*rot- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) wheel
*Hret- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*rotulare Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
rouller Middle French (frm) (transitive) to roll (move a round object by applying physical force to it).
rota Latin (lat) (figuratively) the disc of the sun. (pars pro toto) a car, a chariot. Wheel.
rotulare Malayalam (mal)
roler Old French (fro)
rouler French (fra) (colloquial) to dupe, to trick. (colloquial) to go (of events, to proceed). (intransitive) to drive (a vehicle). (of a vehicle) to work, to function. To revolve. To roll.
roulette French (fra) (dentistry) dentist drill. (engraving) roulette. (geometry, archaic) cycloid. Caster, castor. Pastry roller. Roller. Roulette (game). Roulette wheel. Small wheel.
roulette English (eng) To separate or decorate by incisions made with a small toothed wheel. (countable) A similar wheel used to roughen the surface of a plate, as in making alterations in a mezzotint.. (countable) A small toothed wheel used by engravers to roll over a plate in order to produce rows of dots.. (countable, geometry) The locus of a point on a plane curve that rolls without slipping along another [...]

Words with the same origin as roulette

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