ret- / Indo-European roots

ret-

To run, roll.

1. Prefixed Celtic form *to-wo-ret-, "a running up to" (to-, to; wo, under, up, up from under; see upo) Tory from Old Irish tóir, pursuit.
2. Suffixed o-grade form *rot-ā-. rodeo, roll, rota, rotary, rotate, rotund, rotunda, roulette, round1, rowel; barouche, control, prune2, rocambole, rotavirus, rotaxane, rotiform, rotogravure from Latin rota, wheel.
3. Suffixed (participial) form *ret-ondo-. rotund, rotunda, round1 from Latin rotundus, round, probably from *retundus, "rolling"

[Pokorny ret(h)- 866.]



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