Hermann


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Boer·haa·ve

 (bôr′hä′və, bo͝or′-), Herman or Hermann 1668-1738.
Dutch botanist and physician who was a renowned medical educator in Leiden and introduced the practice of teaching at the patient's bedside.

Hermann

(ˈhɜːmən; German ˈhɛrman)
n
(Biography) another name for Arminius1
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hermann - German hero; leader at the battle of Teutoburger Wald in AD 9 (circa 18 BC - AD 19)
References in classic literature ?
And the absurdity of the episode concerns only me, my enemy Falk, and my friend Hermann.
There seemed to be something like peculiar em phasis on the words "My friend Hermann," which caused one of us (for we had just been speaking of heroism at sea) to say idly and nonchalantly:
As to my friend Hermann, he might have been a consummate master of the honourable craft, but he was called officially Schiff fuhrer, and had the simple, heavy appearance of a well-to-do farmer, combined with the good-natured shrewdness of a small shopkeeper.
Hermann had heard a great deal about the beautiful Lore, and had finally fallen very deeply in love with her without having seen her.
That Hermann should have gone to that place at all, was not wise; that he should have gone with such a song as that in his mouth was a most serious mistake.
On her next visit she brought Hermann von Schmidt along with her.
But, Marian, why should your Hermann be jealous of my writing poetry about my own sister?
The Americans had lost a second ship, name unknown; the Hermann had been damaged in covering the Barbarossa.
The fight had not lasted five minutes before the appearance of the Hermann to the east, and immediately after of the Furst Bismarck in the west, forced the Americans to leave her, but in that time they had smashed her iron to rags.
But although I'm not exactly engaged to Hermann I can never love anyone else, and I look upon myself as his bride.
Hermann, that Glaucon and Adeimantus are not the brothers but the uncles of Plato, or the fancy of Stallbaum that Plato intentionally left anachronisms indicating the dates at which some of his Dialogues were written.
2] Hermann Boerhaave (1668-1738), a celebrated Dutch physician and philosopher.