Origin of ergfrom 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 )&ayin;rq1
From Ancient Greek ἔργον (ergon, “work”).
(plural ergs or areg)
From French erg, from Maghrebi Arabic عرگ (‘erg), corresponding to Standard Arabic عرق (‘irq).