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ἔρανος 1

I.a meal to which each contributed his share, Lat. coena collaticia, a pic-nic, Od., Eur.
2.any contribution, Lat. symbola, such as Athenians paid to pay for the support of the poor or state necessities, Ar.; ἐράνους λέλοιπε he has left his subscriptions unpaid, Dem.; ἔρανον φέρειν, simply, to contribute freely, id=Dem.
3.a kindness, service, favour, Eur., Thuc., etc.
II.a society of subscribers to a common fund, a club, Dem.
Perh. from ἐράω.

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