of works of industry, tilled lands, fields, farms
; οὔτε βοῶν οὔτ᾽ ἀνδρῶν ἔργα
(cf. Virgil's hominumque boumque labores)
; ἔργα Ἰθάκης the tilled lands
of Ithaca, Od.
; so in attic, τὰ κατ᾽ ἀγροὺς ἔργα
, etc.:—then, generally, property, wealth, possessions
, ἔργον ἀέξειν Od.
b.of women's work, weaving, Hom.
of other occupations
, θαλάσσια ἔργα fishing
, as a way of life, Od.
; periphr., ἔργα δαιτός works
of feasting, Il.
; so, ἔργα θήρας
, etc. Xen.
, etc.:—in attic also of all kinds of works, such as mines
, iron- works
4.a deed, action
, often, as opp. to ἔπος
, deed, not word
Pass. that which is wrought, a work
, of the arms of Achilles, Il.
; metal-work is called ἔργον Ἡφαίστοιο Od.
IV.the following pecul. attic phrases arise from signf. I:
b.c. gen. rei, there is need of, use of a thing, Eur.