volute

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French volute, from Italian voluta, from Latin volūta, from the feminine of volūtus, perfect passive participle of volvō.

Noun[edit]

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volute ‎(plural volutes)

  1. (architecture) The spiral curve on an Ionic capital.
  2. (zoology) The spirals or whorls on a gastropod's shell.
  3. (zoology) Any marine gastropod of the family Volutidae.
  4. (engineering) the casing in a centrifugal pump, whose shape is somewhat similar to architectural volutes
  5. (engineering) (of a spring) having a spiral curve on its tail
  6. (art) a spiral or scroll form
  7. (music) a scroll shaped carving at the tuning head of stringed musical instruments similar to architectural volutes

Translations[edit]


Italian[edit]

Participle[edit]

volute

  1. feminine plural of the past participle of volere

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

volūte

  1. vocative masculine singular of volūtus