Latin organum and Greek organonare
terms that mean instrument, implement or engine. The alleged IE
root is werg (to do).
Man's first real ORGAN or ORGANIZED machine was the loom or
shuttle, ארג EReG. The first
"machines" in America, for instance, were spinning wheels. The
OWRaiG was emblematic of the craftsman, and weaving, אריגה AReeYGaH, became
synonymous with manufacturing in Indo-European languages.
(to weave) is seen in Judges 16:13.
For the woven sub-root see RUG
Even primitive man
understood that the human ORGANS, and ORGANICISM itself, was far too complex
and too well engineered not to be carefully devised, like a loom. ארגון EeRGOON in
Later Hebrew, is an ORGANIZATION. See ARCHITECT for related ערך
Ayin-Res h -Khaf terms of arrangement.
Cognates of ORGAN include ALLERGY, ARGON, BOULEVARD, BULWARK, CHOLINERGIC,
DEMIURGE, ENERGY, EXERGUE, EXOERGIC, GEORGIC, LITURGY, METALLURGY, ORGANON,
ORGY, SURGERY, SYNERGISM, THAUMATURGE, WORK, WRIGHT and WROUGHT. Borrowed
widely, the French and German ORGAN is organe and Organ; they
both have organization .The Hungarian musical ORGAN is the orgona.