Today volute is dictionary.com’s Word of the Day.
Volute. Why are curly, spiral things called volutes? Is volute based from some other word? TO THE ONLINE ETYMOLOGY DICTIONARY!
The volute (n.) entry says:
1690s, “spiral ornament on an Ionic capital,” from French volute (16c.), from Italian voluta, from Latin voluta “a spiral scroll,” noun use of fem. past participle of volvere “to turn around, roll,” from PIE root *wel- (3) “to turn, revolve.” Extended 1756 to any spiral thing or part. As a type of spiral seashell, it is attested from 1753.
Ahh, so there you have it. Volute is related to word revolve. I love etymology.