Volume etymology


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

Etymology of volume

Detailed word origin of volume

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*welw- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
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 (en) (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 [...]

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