A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls
1570s, from Modern Latin ovalis "egg-shaped" (source of French oval, 1540s), literally "of or pertaining to an egg," from Latin ovum "egg" (see ovary). The classical Latin word was ovatus.
1560s, from Middle French ovalle "oval figure," from Medieval Latin ovalis (see oval (adj.)).