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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 Chicago White Sox have been incredibly fortunate to have Herm Schneider as our organization's trainer for the past 40 years," chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said in a statement.
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Herm Krabbenhoft is at it again, identifying all 88 instances of the quasi-cycle since 1876 (compared with 318 regular cycles).
The following day we had planned to take the short boat ride over to neighbouring Channel Island, Herm early in the afternoon but, with the morning to kill, we took a walk round the capital, St Peter Port.
La primera se pregunta "si un nombre significa una cosa o una especie en el alma"--In Peri herm. I, 2, (OPh, II, 47): "Utrum nomen significet rem vel speciem in anima"--mientras la segunda se pregunta "si un nombre significa una cosa o una afeccion (passio) del alma"--In Peri herm.
A community icon, Herm was 77 years old when I first met him, a big man with an unwrinkled, boyishly mischievous face that always seemed out of place on a body so worn down by time and hard work.
Typically, Herm preferred to tackle the larger issues, such as, grand strategy.
Son of a Farmer, Child of the Earth: A Path to Agriculture's Higher Consciousness by Eric Herm (Dream River Press, 2010) takes a slightly different approach to the same subject.
The programme has two modules: one which focuses on Guernsey and another that looks closer at nearby Herm, Sark and Alderney.
On a sunny day, the cheese-shaped island of Herm with its high cliffs in the south and flat beaches to the north is idyllic.
Price includes: - Return flight from Manchester to Guernsey - Return transfer from the airport to the hotel - 7 nights stay at the 3 star Cobo Hotel with dinner & breakfast - A full day excursion to Herm - Coach tours of the island including visits to Pleinmont Point, the Guernsey Freesia Centre and the Millenium Stone Single room supplement applies.
But he wasn't quick enough to avoid Herm Sonegaard, blocking the door, a heavy figure in a parka and galoshes.