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Hermes Trismegistus

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mythology Hermes as identified with the Egyptian god Thoth, the legendary author of works on alchemy, astrology, and magic.

Etymologies

Medieval Latin Hermēs Trismegistus, from Greek Hermēs trismegistos : Hermēs, Hermes + trismegistos, thrice greatest (tris, thrice; + megistos, greatest).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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