variants or less commonly hermoglyphist
plural -s
: one that carves statues
especially : one that engraves inscriptions on herms

Word History


hermoglyphic from Greek hermoglyphikos of statuary, from hermoglypheus statuary (from hermēs herm + -glypheus, from glyphein to carve) + -ikos -ic; hermoglyphist from Greek hermoglyphikos + English -ist

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“Hermoglyphic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hermoglyphic. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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