rotolo

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See also: Rotolo and rotolò

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian rotolo (roll; rottol). As a roll, from Latin rotulus (little wheel), from rota (wheel, rolling thing) + -ulus (-ule: forming diminutives). As a unit of weight, from Arabic رطل (ruṭl), classical riṭl, ultimately from Ancient Greek λίτρα (lítra).

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Noun[edit]

rotolo (plural rotolos or rotoli)

  1. (Italian cooking) A kind of roll.
  2. (historical units of measure) Alternative form of rottol: a former Middle Eastern and North African unit of dry weight, usually between 1–5 pounds (.5–2.5 kg).

References[edit]

  • "rotolo" at Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • "rotolo" in Collins English Dictionary, New York: HarperCollins.

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Late Latin rotulus < rotula, from Latin rota.

Noun[edit]

rotolo m (plural rotoli)

  1. roll (of material)
  2. coil
  3. scroll

Verb[edit]

rotolo

  1. first-person singular present indicative of rotolare

Etymology 2[edit]

From Arabic رطل (ruṭl), variant of classical riṭl, ultimately from Ancient Greek λίτρα (lítra).

Noun[edit]

rotolo m (plural rotoli)

  1. (historical units of measure) rottol