Origin of erg; from Classical Greek ergon, work
Origin of ergFrom Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.
Origin of ergColloquial Arabic (Maghrebi dialect) ‘arq, ‘arg, from Arabic ‘irq, vein, small mountain, thin tract of sand extending along the ground (in reference to the veinlike appearance of the dunes); see &ayin;rq1 in Semitic roots.
From Ancient Greek ἔργον (ergon, “work”).
(plural ergs or areg)
From French erg, from Maghrebi Arabic عرگ (‘erg), corresponding to Standard Arabic عرق (‘irq).