Round etymology


English word round comes from Proto-Indo-European *rot-, Proto-Indo-European *Hret-, Latin retundus, Latin -undus, Old French rotundus, and later Italian ritondo ((archaic) roundness, rotundity (archaic).)

Etymology of round

Detailed word origin of round

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*rot- Proto-Indo-European (ine) wheel
*Hret- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
retundus Latin (lat)
-undus Latin (lat) Derives adjective nouns from verbs, similar to present participles, but without the present time restriction.
rotundus Old French (fro)
rota Latin (lat) (figuratively) the disc of the sun. (pars pro toto) a car, a chariot. Wheel.
rotare Latin (lat)
rotundus Latin (lat) (figuratively) rounded, perfect. (figuratively, of speech) polished, elegant. (substantive) A sphere. Round, circular. Spherical, rotund.
ritondo Italian (it) (archaic) roundness, rotundity (archaic).
*retundus Vulgar Latin (la-vul)
*rodond Old French (fro)
round English (en) (intransitive) To approximate a number, especially a decimal number by the closest whole number.. (intransitive) To become shaped into a curve.. (intransitive) To turn and attack someone or something (used with on).. (medicine, colloquial) To do ward rounds.. (obsolete, intransitive) To go or turn round; to wheel about.. (obsolete, intransitive) To go round, as a guard; to make the rounds.. [...]

Words with the same origin as round

Descendants of *Hret-

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