parergon

noun par·er·gon \paˈrərˌgän\

Definition of parergon

plural

parerga

\-gə\
  1. 1 :  something subordinate or accessory; especially :  an ornamental accessory or embellishment

  2. 2 :  a subordinate activity or work :  work undertaken in addition to one's main employment a parergon, pondered and written during … moments of leisure — J. D. Wilson

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Origin and Etymology of parergon

Latin, from Greek, from par- 1para- + ergon work


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