her·​mo·​glyph·​ic | \ ¦hərmə¦glifik \
variants: or less commonly hermoglyphist \ (ˌ)hərˈmägləfə̇st ; ˈhərməˌglif-​ , ˌ⸗⸗ˈ⸗⸗ \
plural -s

Definition of hermoglyphic

: one that carves statues especially : one that engraves inscriptions on herms

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History and Etymology for hermoglyphic

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hermoglyphic. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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