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Etymology 1Edit

From Hermes

NounEdit

herm (plural herms)

  1. A rectangular pillar bearing a bust of Hermes, once used as a boundary marker and later as decoration.[1]
SynonymsEdit
  • (rectangular pillar): herma
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Hermaphroditus, originally a male Aphrodite (Aphroditus) and represented as a herm.[2]

Derived termsEdit

hermaphrodite

AbbreviationEdit

herm.

  1. Abbreviation of hermaphrodite.

NounEdit

herm (plural herms)

  1. (sometimes pejorative) A hermaphrodite.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman antiquities; p. 602
  2. ^ Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology; p. 408

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