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ἔργον , Dor. ϝέργον IG4.800 (vi B. C.), Elean ϝάργον SIG9 (vi B.C.), τό : (ἔρδω, OE.
2. of peaceful contests,κρατεῖν .Pi.O.9.85 ; “ἔργου ἔχεσθαιId.P.4.233 ; also ἔργα θῆκε κάλλιστ᾽ ἀμφὶ κόμαις placed [the reward of] noble deeds about his hair, Id.O.13.38.
3. of works of industry,
a. of tillage, tilled lands,ἀνδρῶν πίονα .Il.12.283, etc. ; “ἔργ᾽ ἀνθρώπων16.392, Od.6.259 ; “βροτῶν10.147 ; οὔτε βοῶν οὔτ᾽ ἀνδρῶν φαίνετο ἔργα ib.98 ; ἔργα alone, 16.140, etc.; Ἔργα καὶ Ἡμέραι—the title of Hesiod's work ; πατρώϊα . their father's lands, Od.2.22 ; οὔτ᾽ ἐπὶ ἔργα..ἴμεν will neither go to our farms, ib. 127, cf. 252 ; Ἰθάκης..ἔργα the tilled lands of Ithaca, 14.344 ; ἀμφὶ.. Τιταρησσὸν ἔργ᾽ ἐνέμοντο inhabited lands, Il.2.751 ; “τὰ τῶν Μυσῶν .Hdt.1.36 ; so later, PBaden 40.5 (ii A.D.) : generally, property, wealth, possessions,θεὸς δ᾽ ἐπὶ ἔργον ἀέξῃOd.14.65, cf. 15.372.
b. of women's work, weaving, Il.9.390, etc. ; ἀμύμονα . ἰδυίας ib.128 ; “ἔργα ἐργάζεσθαιOd.22.422, 20.72.
c. of other occupations, θαλάσσια . fishing, 5.67 ; a seaman's life, Il.2.614 : periphr., δαιτὸς..ἔργα works of feasting, 9.228 ; “φιλοτήσια .Od.11.246 ; “ἔργα γάμοιοIl.5.429 ; “ἔργα ΚυπρογενοῦςSol.26 ; “Ἀφροδίτηςh.Ven.1 ; also “τέκνων ἐς .A.Ag.1207 : abs., “ἔργονLuc.DDeor.17.1, AP12.209 (pl., Strat., s.v.l.); also “ἔργα ἰσχύος καὶ τάχουςX.Cyr.1.2.12 ; φίλα ἔργα μελίσσαις, of flowers, Theoc.22.42 ; of mines, etc., “. ἀργυρεῖαX.Vect.4.5, D.21.167, etc.; ἔργα πίσσια dub. l. in Plu.Cat.Ma.21.
II. thing, matter, πᾶν ...ὑπείξομαι in every point, Il.1.294 ; “ Ζεὺς μήδετο .2.38, etc.; “πάρος τάδε . γενέσθαι6.348, etc.; “ὅπως ἔσται τάδε .2.252, Od.17.78, etc. ; “μέμνημαι τόδε .Il.9.527 ; “ἄκουε τοὔργονS.Tr.1157, cf. OT847, Aj.466 ; in bad sense, mischief, trouble, of disease, “αἰτίη τοῦ .Aret.SA1.9 ; μέγα . a serious matter, Od.4.663, Th.3.3.
III. Pass., that which is wrought or made, work, οἷ᾽ ἐπιεικὲς ἔργ᾽ ἔμεν ἀθανάτων, of the arms of Achilles, Il.19.22 ; . Ἡφαίστοιο metal-work, Od.4.617 ; “πέπλοι.., ἔργα γυναικῶνIl.6.289, Od.7.97, cf. 10.223 ; “ὕφασμα, σῆς . χερόςA.Ch.231 ; “κολεόν..λώτινον .Theoc.24.45 ; of a wall, Ar.Av.1125 ; of a statue, X.Mem.3.10.7 : in pl., of siege-works,. καὶ μηχαναίPlb.5.3.6 ; of a machine, Apollod.Poliorc.157.4, al., Ath.Mech.15.2, al.; of public buildings, Mon.Anc.Gr.18.20; of an author's works, D.H.Comp.25 ; “τὸ περὶ ψυχῆς ἔργον ἈριστοτέλουςAP11.354.8 (Agath.).
2. result of work, profit or interest, ἔργον [χρημάτων] interest or profit on money, Is.11.42, cf. D.27.10.
IV. special phrases :
2. ἔργον παρασχεῖν τινί give one trouble, Ar.Nu.523, cf. AP9.161 (Marc. Arg., punning on Hesiod's Ἔργα) ; ἔργον ἔχειν take trouble, c. part., X.Cyr.8.4.6 ; c. inf., Id.Mem.2.10.6.
4. . ποιεῖσθαί τι to make a matter one's business, attend to it, Pl.Phdr. 232a, X.Hier.9.10 ; so “ἐν ἔργῳ τίθεσθαιAel.VH4.15.
V. = ἐργασία III, “τὸ . βαφέωνCIG3498 (Thyatira).
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