- a monument consisting of a four-sided shaft tapering inward from top to bottom and bearing a head or bust; those of Hermes usually had an erect penis, which passersby stroked for luck.
Origin of herm
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The herm on the opposite side of the court probably represented Maia.
In three atriums the herm of the proprietor stands at the rear.
From the lawn there is also a fine view of the isles of Serk, Herm, and Jethou.Guernsey Pictorial Directory and Stranger's Guide
What herm is there in a wheen innocent muskitties, fur instance?In Search of El Dorado
The mystery of procreation was indicated by phalli on the Herm.A Problem in Greek Ethics
John Addington Symonds
- (in ancient Greece) a stone head of Hermes surmounting a square stone pillar