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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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