roll n

OFr roolle.

  1. List; census; register of individuals; record enumerating members of a group; scroll that accounts for people; list of the covenant people of the Lord (see Jeremiah 36:6); [fig.] scripture; biblical text; [metaphor] judgment; book of life; [word play on “role”] conscription; draft; muster list; enlistment paper for military duty.

roll [-ed] v

OFr roler.

  1. Rumble; make rapid and continuous beating sound.
  2. Move; wheel; turn; revolve.
  3. Toll; peal; ring.