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By Isaac Mozeson



RUG         EReG         Aleph-Resh-Gimel
(EH)-REG                  ארג          [ARG]

ROOTS: RUG is linked to Old Norse rogg (woven tuft of wool). Instead of tracing this to the IE “root” ruk (fabric, spun yarn), the AHD traces RUG and RAG to IE reu (to smash, knock down, tear out, uproot).

ארג EReG is a woven cloth, along with a loom or shuttle.  ארג  AReG is woven cloth, material or stuff. While CARPET, WEAVE and WEB are probably from  the Ayin-Resh-Bhet  WEAVING word:  ערב   [A[ReBH, [A]W(R)eB(H) or GHaReBH (woof - see REEVE and “WOOF”),  ארג EReG is often translated 'web' in Scripture. Perhaps the most unfortunate use of 'web' instead of RUG is in Isaiah 38:12 - 'my life is rolled up like a web.'

ארג  ARahG  (to plait or weave on a loom – I Samuel 17:7) sounds like ערך [A]iReKH (to set in order, to arrange – see ARRANGE),  just as weaving a web is like the arrangement of cross fibers in making a RUG.  These two Edenic verbs only differ by a vowel and guttural shift, and the nasalization that added the N to ערך [A]iReKH.

Also establishing the Edenic Resh-Gimel/RG sub-root of weaving is שרג SeReG (interweave, interlace, intertwine -- Lamentations 1:14).

BRANCHES:  שרג SeReG is spelled with a ס/$ Samekh in Jewish Aramaic-Syriac.  E.D. Klein also adds how Arabic sarajah (he braided, plaited) is from the Aramaic. E.D. K. then leads us to שרך SeyRaKH (to twist, twine, entangle --  Jeremiah 2:23), which also became the verb of lacing shoes.  The noun of a shoe lace is the שרוך  S’ROAKH (shoe LACE or LATCHET of Genesis 14:23).  The word-history of LACE leans towards a hard C, but the current pronunciation favors an S-like soft-C.   See the liquid-fricative source of LACE suggested at “LACE:” רשת ReSHeT, net, web.

The modern SHOELACE is merely a cord or ribbon, though it does crisscross or weave through holes in the shoe, as in tightening a corset.  LACEWORK is about weblike patterning, even intertwining or lacing “garlands through a trellis” (AHD).  With Edenic we can follow the liquid-guttural root which allows us to see the woven patern in a RUG and in hockey skates LACES.

Without Edenics the AHD has to suggest that LACE is from “Latin laqueus, noose; probably akin to lacere, to entice. One might agree that Semiticless etymologists would find a noose enticing.

 Words attributed to IE ruk include RATCHET, ROCAMBOLE, ROCHET and ROCKET.  Weavers’ looms gave rise to the first ORGANS or machines – see ORGAN.

“Weaver” is örücü (oeruegue) in Turkish. The connection between ARACHNID (spider) and örücü was made by Polat Kaya, and cited by Erhan Berber. ארג  ARahG  (reversed to G-R) is a fine source for the words  meaning “to make”  in Danish (gore), Norwegian  (gjore) and Swedish (gora).  Nature’s weavers are the spiders, see ARACHNID.

Most global words that sound too much like the popular English RUG, like Welsh rug and Yoruba rogi, are likely borrowings. Maybe Zulu iragi and Somali roogaga are 'rug' words straight from the Edenic.

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