Hermes

noun
Her·mes | \ ˈhər-(ˌ)mēz \

Definition of Hermes 

: a Greek god of commerce, eloquence, invention, travel, and theft who serves as herald and messenger of the other gods — compare mercury

First Known Use of Hermes

circa 1700, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hermes

Latin, from Greek Hermēs

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The first known use of Hermes was circa 1700

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