The German word 'Teppich' derives from the Greek 'tapes', Latin 'tapetum' and finally the old high German 'teppih'. The word means hanging or lining.
Historians and travellers from the 10th century called these textiles 'mantur', 'tap tacs', or 'karpet', and from this the English word 'carpet' is derived.
The Chinese designation - 't-a-teng'-, which already emerges in the Han-annals, goes back to a central Persian word which is connected with the root 'tab', which means 'spinning'.
In Persian one calls the carpet 'Farsch' or 'Ghali'.