Hermes Trismegistus

noun
Her·​mes Tris·​me·​gis·​tus | \ ˈhər-(ˌ)mēz-ˌtri-smə-ˈji-stəs How to pronounce Hermes Trismegistus (audio) \

Definition of Hermes Trismegistus

: a legendary author of works embodying magical, astrological, and alchemical doctrines

First Known Use of Hermes Trismegistus

1583, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hermes Trismegistus

Medieval Latin, from Greek Hermēs trismegistos, literally, Hermes thrice greatest

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