hermoglyphic

noun her·mo·glyph·ic \¦hərmə¦glifik\
variants: less commonly

hermoglyphist

Definition of hermoglyphic

plural

-s

  1. :  one that carves statues; especially :  one that engraves inscriptions on herms

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at herm, cleave


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