volume etymology

English word volume comes from Proto-Indo-European *welw-, and later Latin volvo (I roll, tumble.)

Detailed word origin of volume

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*welw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
volvo Latin (lat) I roll, tumble.
volumen Latin (lat) (poetic) fold, coil, whirl. Book, volume, roll, scroll. Revolution, turn.
volume Old French (fro) Volume, specifically a collection of written works.
volume English (eng) (computing) An accessible storage area with a single file system, typically resident on a single partition of a hard disk.. (economics) The total supply of money in circulation or, less frequently, total amount of credit extended, within a specified national market or worldwide.. A bound book.. A single book of a publication issued in multi-book format, such as an encyclopedia.. A unit of [...]

Words with the same origin as volume

Descendants of *welw-
effect effective entertainment event evidence exit intelligent interest interested interesting international interrupt interview issue lit revolution suppose survival valley walk wall walter well wild will