from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Work, measured in terms of the quantity of heat to which it is equivalent.
  • n. same as erg.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as erg.


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  • Lucy Duhon, of Toledo, Ohio, suggested "alter ergo (from the Greek ergon, meaning 'work')."

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  • Having bar ends on my bike again made me remember why I first installed them-extra hand positions and more leverage on climbs, but if you don't like the tree-grabbing feature that sometimes comes with them, you can get the same "ergon" omic grips sans, bar ends, in several different configurations.

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  • It comprises of two Greek words, laos meaning ‘people’ and ergon meaning ‘work’ Luke 1:23; Phil.

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  • The name erg is derived from the Greek word ergon meaning "work".


  • He, along with Bela Schick, coined the word allergy (from the Greek allos meaning "other" and ergon meaning "reaction") to describe this hypersensitivity reaction.

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  • E pollaplasion, eoe, to ergon e os nun zeteitai prostatteis.


  • Liddell and Scott, sub.v. For the origin of the game compare curiously enough the first line of the first Elegy of Critias himself, who was a poet and political philosopher, as well as a politician: — “Kottabos ek Sikeles esti khthonos, euprepes ergon on skopon es latagon toxa kathistametha.”


  • Critias denies that calculation has an ergon, in the way that a house is the ergon of building or a garment of weaving,

    Episteme and Techne

  • To mark the difference between these two kinds of technê, Alexander says that the task (ergon) of medicine is to try everything possible to achieve its goal (telos); but achieving its goal is not (totally) within the power of medicine.

    Episteme and Techne

  • While the ergon of a craft is its goal, the goal is frequently identified with a result separate from the activity of the craft.

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  • From Nichomachean Ethics, the trait of a thing that makes it what it is. According to Aristotle, virtue is the degree to which a thing fulfills its ergon.

    July 11, 2008