Origin of English word RUG

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RUG is linked to Old Norse rogg (woven tuft of wool). Instead of tracing this to the Indo-European “root” ruk (fabric, spun yarn), the AHD traces RUG and RAG to Indo-European 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 and WEB are probably from Ayin-Resh-Bhet:  [A]ReBH, AW(R)eB(H) or GHaReBH (woof – see   REEVE),  ארג EReG is often translated "web" in Scripture. Perhaps the most unfortunate use of "web" instead of RUG is in Isaiah38:12 - "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 making a RUG.   The synonyms differ by a vowel and guttural shift.


Words attributed to IE ruk include RATCHET, ROCAMBOLE, ROCHET and ROCKET.  Weaving gave riuse to the first ORGANS or machines – see ORGAN.

ארג   ARahG  (reversed to G-R) is a fine source for the words  meaning “to make”  in Danish (gore), Norwegian  (gjore) and Swedish (gora).

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