- 1 0 年前最佳解答
The earliest English carpet was a tablecloth or bedspread. The word's use for a floor covering dates from around the 1400s. Carpet is from the Latin carpere (to pluck or pull to pieces)--early carpets, especially in poor households, would have been made from old clothes. Harvest (the plucking of crops) is from the same root, as is the German Herbst (autumn).
附上一個網站，是美國的，全都是英文! 裡面可以查很多單字的來源…可以去看看唷^0^參考資料： C:myself. E:(我忘了是在哪看到了= =a)
- Yao-KaiLv 41 0 年前
可是發問者問的是 carpet 這個字的原由，不是地毯的原由吧。
To: Panic Fish
- Miss KaliLv 51 0 年前
The hand-knotted pile carpet probably originated in Mongolia or Turkestan between the 4th and 2nd millennium BC. Carpet-making was introduced to Spain in 10th century by the Moors. The Crusades brought Turkish carpets to all of Europe, where they were primarily hung on walls or used on tables. Only with the opening of trade routes in the 17th century were significant numbers of Persian rugs introduced to Western Europe.