from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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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- abbr. Abbreviation of hermaphrodite.
- n. A hermaphrodite.
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- n. a statue consisting of a squared stone pillar with a carved head (usually a bearded Hermes) on top; used in ancient Greece as a boundary marker or signpost
Latin hermēs, herma, from Greek hermēs, from Hermēs, Hermes.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hermes (Wiktionary)
From Hermaphroditus, originally a male Aphrodite (Aphroditus) and represented as a herm. (Wiktionary)