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Word of the Day 02/02/17 Parergon

Parergon (noun)
parergon [pa-rur-gon]


noun, plural parerga [pa-rur-guh]
1. something that is an accessory to a main work or subject; embellishment.
2. work undertaken in addition to one's principal work.


Origin: 1595-1605; < Greek párergon, noun use of neuter of párergos beside the main subject, subordinate, equivalent to par- par- + érg(on) work + -os adj. suffix

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