parerga

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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parergon (pəˈrɛəɡɒn)
 
n , pl -ga
work that is not one's main employment
 
[C17: from Latin, from Greek, from para-1 + ergon work]

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