Uncertain. Commonly believed to be a substratum word, possibly from a Dacian *argilla. Another theory suggests Greek αργαλειός (argaleiós, “loom”).
argea f (plural argele)
- loom (for weaving).
- two transverse wooden boards that link one vertical extremity of a loom to the other.
- a rudimentary wooden construction in which a loom is kept when not in use (usually in the summer).
- vault or roof of an edifice.