Herm meaning

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A rectangular, often tapering stone post bearing a carved head or bust, usually of Hermes, used as a boundary marker in ancient Greece and for decorative purposes in later periods.
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A square pillar of stone topped by a bust or head, originally of Hermes: such pillars were used as milestones, signposts, etc. in ancient Greece.
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A rectangular pillar bearing a bust of Hermes, once used as a boundary marker and later as decoration.
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Abbreviation of hermaphrodite.
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(sometimes pejorative) A hermaphrodite.
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One of the the Channel Islands and part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
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A commune in the Landes department in Aquitaine in south-western France.
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Origin of herm

  • Latin hermēs, herma from Greek hermēs from Hermēs Hermes

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hermaphroditus, originally a male Aphrodite (Aphroditus) and represented as a herm.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Hermes

    From Wiktionary