par·​er·​gon | \paˈrərˌgän\
plural parerga\-​gə \

Definition of parergon 

1 : something subordinate or accessory especially : an ornamental accessory or embellishment

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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History and Etymology for parergon

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

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