From (the pariticple stem of) Latin volvere (“to turn”).
volution (plural volutions)
- A turning (rolling or revolving) motion.
- A single turn (of a coil etc.); a twist.
- 1843, Edgar Allan Poe, ‘The Mystery of Marie Rogêt’:
- On the left wrist were two circular excoriations, apparently the effect of ropes, or of a rope in more than one volution.