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herm

 (hûrm) also her·ma (hûr′mə)
n. pl. herms also her·mae (-mī)
A rectangular, often tapering stone post bearing a carved head or bust, usually of Hermes, used as a boundary marker in ancient Greece and for decorative purposes in later periods.

[Latin hermēs, herma, from Greek hermēs, from Hermēs, Hermes.]

herm

(hɜːm) or

herma

n, pl herms, hermae (ˈhɜːmiː) or hermai (ˈhɜːmaɪ)
(Classical Myth & Legend) (in ancient Greece) a stone head of Hermes surmounting a square stone pillar
[C16: from Latin herma, from Greek hermēs Hermes1]

herm

(hɜrm)

n.
a monument consisting of a four-sided shaft tapering inward from top to bottom and bearing a head or bust.
[1570–80; < Latin hermēs < Greek hermês statue of Hermes]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.herm - a statue consisting of a squared stone pillar with a carved head (usually a bearded Hermes) on topherm - a statue consisting of a squared stone pillar with a carved head (usually a bearded Hermes) on top; used in ancient Greece as a boundary marker or signpost
statue - a sculpture representing a human or animal
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The couple separated later and she brought up three children Wendy, Barry and Nicky and lived in Lindley and Almondbury before moving to Herm Island in the Channel Islands in 1966.