- something that is an accessory to a main work or subject; embellishment.
- work undertaken in addition to one's principal work.
Origin of parergon
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Historical Examples of parerga
Ritschl (Parerga, p. 229) argues that the passages refer to cases of extraordinary public approval, not to formal contests.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
- work that is not one's main employment
Word Origin for parergon
C17: from Latin, from Greek, from para- 1 + ergon work
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