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Hermes

[ hur-meez ]

noun

  1. the ancient Greek herald and messenger of the gods and the god of roads, commerce, invention, cunning, and theft. Compare Mercury ( def 3 ).
  2. Astronomy. a small asteroid that in 1937 approached within 485,000 miles (780,000 km) of the earth, the closest approach of an asteroid ever observed.


Hermes

1

/ ˈhɜːmiːz /

noun

  1. a small asteroid some 800 m in diameter that passed within 670 000 kilometres of the earth in 1937, and is now lost


Hermes

2

/ ˈhɜːmiːz /

noun

  1. Greek myth the messenger and herald of the gods; the divinity of commerce, cunning, theft, travellers, and rascals. He was represented as wearing winged sandals Roman counterpartMercury

Hermes

  1. The messenger god of classical mythology . He traveled with great swiftness, aided by the wings he wore on his sandals and his cap. Hermes was a son of Zeus and the father of Pan .


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Notes

The caduceus, the wand of Hermes, is the traditional symbol of physicians. It has wings at the top and serpents twined about the staff.

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Example Sentences

To get there, Hermes will have to fly through the Van Allen Belts—big swathes of energetic charged particles trapped by the Earth’s magnetic field.

As Hermes, the shape-shifting god of oratory, Kreis is both narrator and chaperone to the story’s young lovers.

The cast includes out actor Levi Kreis as Hermes, the role for which out actor André De Shields won a Tony, and continues to play at the Walter Kerr Theatre in the reopened Broadway production.

Apple has a small collection of expensive accessories into which you can slot your AirTags, ranging from a $13 Belkin-made key ring to a $449 Hermes luggage tag.

From Time

She had complained to Hermes chief executive Jean-Louis Dumas that she couldn’t find a purse large enough to fit all of her things, and he vowed to create one for her.

Hermes helped us for her scarves, as well as Kelly handbag archives.

Kris Hermes, spokesperson of Americans for Safe Access agrees.

She cheated on her husband Hephaestus with Ares, Hermes, and Dionysus.

The director, Peter Hermes, had an online sample reel of previous work that included a spec Doritos commercial.

But Hermes also delivers on his stated objective, to carry out a broad-stroke chronology of "music made new" in '70s New York.

You will perhaps never excel them; I should think the “Hermes,” never.

The name of Hermes was chosen because of the supposed magical powers of the god of the caduceus.

In the retreat of the Hermes the smell of musk had evaporated.

Hermes/Mercury, slim and wily, with a foxy face and quick movements, had slipped in silently.

He is the same sly rogue as Hermes, though he has not some of the better qualities of that god.

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