Hermes

noun
Her·​mes | \ ˈhər-(ˌ)mēz How to pronounce Hermes (audio) \

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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“Hermes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hermes. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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