Her·​mes ˈhər-(ˌ)mēz How to pronounce Hermes (audio)
: a Greek god of commerce, eloquence, invention, travel, and theft who serves as herald and messenger of the other gods compare mercury

Word History


Latin, from Greek Hermēs

First Known Use

circa 1700, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hermes was circa 1700

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“Hermes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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