control (v.) Look up control at Dictionary.comearly 14c., “to check, verify, regulate,” from Anglo-French contreroller “exert authority,” from Medieval Latin contrarotulus “a counter, register,” from Latin contra “against” (see contra) + rotulus, diminutive of rota “wheel” (see roll (n.)). From a medieval method of checking accounts by a duplicate register. Sense of “dominate, direct” is mid-15c. Related: Controlled; controlling.


I have no interest in the settling of accounts,

For I brought you into the world of my own free will.

You owe me nothing,

Little one half-formed in my body,

Fatherless so far.

Only, owe yourself.

We are the ones who broke the wheel,

Who insisted on our selves.