Uncertain. Probably from a Vulgar Latin root *cyatula, an alteration of Latin cotyla, cotula (influenced by cyathus (“small ladle”)), from Ancient Greek κοτυλη (kotulē, “cup, beaker”) (cf. also κοτυλος (kotulos, “(frying) pan”)), perhaps cognate with Sanskrit चत्वाल (catvāla, “hole, cavity”), or less likely perhaps from a root *cytola, also of Greek origin. Cf. also Romanian ciutură.
ciotola f (plural ciotole)