Question by  gg38 (17)

What is the etymology of the word rocket?

Can you help me with my English homework?


Answer by  Lorbeer (304)

Hello - the word comes from the italian word - rocchetta - which means spindle. The first historic use of rocket was in China ( ca 1230 ). "spindle" because the rocket has a form of a historic spindle - which was used spinning wool or linen to a thread.


Answer by  PZ (1206)

Rocket is derived from the Italian word "rochetta," literally meaning a spool or bobbin. "Rochetta" comes from "rocca," a cylindrical staff used in the process of spinning fibers into yarn.

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