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n. Greek Mythology
The god of commerce, invention, cunning, and theft, who also served as messenger, scribe, and herald for the other gods.
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the messenger and herald of the gods; the divinity of commerce, cunning, theft, travellers, and rascals. He was represented as wearing winged sandals. Roman counterpart: Mercury


(Astronomy) a small asteroid some 800 m in diameter that passed within 670 000 kilometres of the earth in 1937, and is now lost
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(ˈhɜr miz)

an ancient Greek god, the herald and messenger of the other gods, associated with commerce, invention, and cunning: identified by the Romans with Mercury.
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Noun1.Hermes - (Greek mythology) messenger and herald of the godsHermes - (Greek mythology) messenger and herald of the gods; god of commerce and cunning and invention and theft; identified with Roman Mercury
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(2) For concise if somewhat dated introductions to the genre, see Eckehard Catholy, Das Fastnachtspiel des Spatmittelalters: Gestalt und Funktion, Hermaea, Neue Folge 7 (Tubingen, 1961) and Fastnachtspiel (Stuttgart, 1966), and Werner Lenk, Das Nurnberger Fastnachtspiel des 15.
Functional kleptoplasty has been found in 10 out of 12 examined genera of the non-shelled group (Plakobranchacea genera: Elysia, Plakobranchus, Thuridilla, Elysiella, Bosellia, Mourgona, Caliphylla, Hermaea, Costasiella, and Alderia) (Evertsen, 2008; Handeler et al, 2009).
Tunis, Hermaea, Neapolis and Aspis "were demolished' (Strabo, 17.3.16).