a name variously ascribed by Neoplatonists and others to an Egyptian priest or to the Egyptian god Thoth, to some extent identified with the Grecian Hermes: various mystical, religious, philosophical, astrological, and alchemical writings were ascribed to him.
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Origin of Hermes Trismegistus
< Medieval Latin < Greek Hermês Trismégistos Hermes thrice greatest
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British Dictionary definitions for hermes trismegistus
/ (ˌtrɪsməˈdʒɪstəs) /
a Greek name for the Egyptian god Thoth, credited with various works on mysticism and magic
Word Origin for Hermes Trismegistus
Greek: Hermes thrice-greatest
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