vers-, vert-, -verse, -version, -version, -versation, -versal, -versary, -vert, vort-, vors-

(Latin: bend, turn)

1. A whirling mass of something; especially, water or air, that draws everything near it toward its center.
2. A place or situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.
3. A situation, or feeling, that seems to swamp or engulf everything else.
4. Etymology: from 1652, "whirlpool, eddying mass"; from Latin vortex, variant of vertex, "an eddy of water, wind", or "flame; whirlpool; whirlwind", from the Latin stem of vertere, "to turn".
Resembling a vortex in form or motion; whirling; as, a vortical motion.
1. A short-lived early-20th-century British movement in art and literature that used abstract forms to express concern about the future and the machine age.
2. A short-lived English movement in art and literature that arose in 1914 and was heavily influenced by cubism and futurism.
1. Moving rapidly around a center; vortical (whirlwind, whirlpool, or similarly moving matter in the form of a spiral or column).
2. Whirling, with reference to motion.

Inter-related cross references involving word units meaning "bend, curve, turn": diversi-; diverticul-; flect-, flex-; gyro-; meand-; -plex; streph-; stroph-; tors-; tropo-; verg-; volv-.