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ˈhɜr mizher·mes

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hermesnoun

    (Greek mythology) messenger and herald of the gods; god of commerce and cunning and invention and theft; identified with Roman Mercury

Wiktionary

  1. Hermesnoun

    The herald and messenger of the gods, and the god of roads, commerce, invention, cunning, and theft.

  2. Hermesnoun

    The planet Mercury when observed as an evening star.

  3. Etymology: From the Ἑρμῆς, itself of unknown meaning and origin.

Wikipedia

  1. Hermes

    Hermes (; Greek: Ἑρμῆς) is an Olympian deity in ancient Greek religion and mythology. Hermes is considered the herald of the gods. He is also considered the protector of human heralds, travellers, thieves, merchants, and orators. He is able to move quickly and freely between the worlds of the mortal and the divine, aided by his winged sandals. Hermes plays the role of the psychopomp or "soul guide"—a conductor of souls into the afterlife.In myth, Hermes functions as the emissary and messenger of the gods, and is often presented as the son of Zeus and Maia, the Pleiad. Hermes is regarded as "the divine trickster," about which the Homeric Hymn to Hermes offers the most well-known account.His attributes and symbols include the herma, the rooster, the tortoise, satchel or pouch, talaria (winged sandals), and winged helmet or simple petasos, as well as the palm tree, goat, the number four, several kinds of fish, and incense. However, his main symbol is the caduceus, a winged staff intertwined with two snakes copulating and carvings of the other gods. His attributes had previously influenced the earlier Etruscan god Turms, a name borrowed from the Greek "herma".In Roman mythology and religion many of Hermes' characteristics belong to Mercury, a name derived from the Latin merx, meaning "merchandise," and the origin of the words "merchant" and "commerce."

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  1. hermes

    Hermes, in ancient Greek mythology, is a god who serves as a messenger for other gods, as well as the patron of boundaries, travelers, shepherds, thieves, wit, athletics, and commerce, among other things. Additionally, Hermes is recognized as the guide of souls to the underworld, as described in the Iliad. In Roman mythology, Hermes is known as Mercury.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hermesnoun

    see Mercury

  2. Hermesnoun

    originally, a boundary stone dedicated to Hermes as the god of boundaries, and therefore bearing in some cases a head, or head and shoulders, placed upon a quadrangular pillar whose height is that of the body belonging to the head, sometimes having feet or other parts of the body sculptured upon it. These figures, though often representing Hermes, were used for other divinities, and even, in later times, for portraits of human beings. Called also herma. See Terminal statue, under Terminal

  3. Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. .]

Wikidata

  1. Hermes

    Hermes was an Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia. He was second youngest of the Olympian gods. Hermes was a god of transitions and boundaries. He was quick and cunning, and moved freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the gods, intercessor between mortals and the divine, and conductor of souls into the afterlife. He was protector and patron of travelers, herdsmen, thieves, orators and wit, literature and poets, athletics and sports, invention and trade. In some myths he is a trickster, and outwits other gods for his own satisfaction or the sake of humankind. His attributes and symbols include the herma, the rooster and the tortoise, purse or pouch, winged sandals, winged cap, and his main symbol was the herald's staff, the Greek kerykeion or Latin caduceus which consisted of two snakes wrapped around a winged staff. In the Roman adaptation of the Greek pantheon, Hermes was identified with the Roman god Mercury, who, though inherited from the Etruscans, developed many similar characteristics, such as being the patron of commerce.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hermes

    hėr′mēz, n. the herald and messenger of the gods of Greek mythology, patron of herdsmen, arts, and thieves: a head or bust on a square base, often double-faced:—pl. Hermæ (her′mē): the Egyptian Thoth, identified with the Greek Hermes.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hermes

    the Mercury of the Romans; in the Greek mythology the herald of the gods and the god of eloquence and of all kinds of cunning and dexterity in word and action; invented the lyre, the alphabet, numbers, astronomy, music, the cultivation of the olive, &c.; was the son of Zeus and Maia; wore on embassy a winged cap, winged sandals, and carried a herald's wand as symbol of his office.

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Mythology

  1. Hermes

    (Her′mes). A Greek name of the god Mercury.

    “Hermes obeys. With golden pinions binds His flying feet and mounts the western winds.” (Virgil.)

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HERMES

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hermes is ranked #7545 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hermes surname appeared 4,407 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Hermes.

    94.9% or 4,183 total occurrences were White.
    3% or 136 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 42 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 22 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 18 total occurrences were Black.
    0.1% or 6 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hermes in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hermes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Hermes in a Sentence

  1. Amar Singh:

    We have had discussions with Hermes, and we will take pictures and send them to Paris to verify their authenticity and their value.

  2. Bakr Abdel-Wahab:

    We aim to increase the investments managed by EFG-Hermes in renewable energy to 1.5-2 billion euros ($1.7-2.3 billion) within the next two years to 2018.

  3. Jane Birkin:

    I have asked Hermes to rename the Birkin Croco until they adopt better practices that meet international standards for the production of this bag.

  4. Jelena Sokolova:

    > LONDON, Jan 31( Reuters) - Europes glittering luxury companies, the regions top stock-market performers in 2023, may see yet more gains driven by a rebound in Chinese spending, but for some the sector is starting to look expensive.The likes of French luxury giant and Louis Vuitton-owner LVMH, and Swiss jewelry company Richemont( CFR.S), have benefited from the resilience of their wealthy customers against the cost-of-living crisis.Since the start of 2023, Chinas decision to allow more normal activity and dismantle its strict COVID-19 restrictions has provided another boost for the sector.An index of European luxury goods retailers(. dMIEU0TA00PUS) has rallied around 18 % so far this year, outperforming the wider pan-European STOXX 600(. STOXX), which is up 6.2 % in the same time frame.But the fact that luxury goods companies are not as cheap as they once were is a concern/point of attention, said Kasper Elmgreen, Head of Equities at Amundi, Europes largest asset manager.They’re much more fairly valued today, there is less that is perhaps undiscovered. The risk is that when something moves to being priced to perfection there is always a higher risk of disappointment.The price-to-earnings ratio of the MSCI Europe luxury index is around 26, while that of the broader STOXX is closer to 13, according to Refinitiv data.Reuters GraphicsEuropean luxury has historically traded at a big premium relative to the broader market, but this has widened even further in recent years. At 23 times 12-month forward earnings, its current premium of 82 % is almost twice as much as the 20-year average, according to Refintiv Datastream.snapshotTHE APPLE OF EUROPES EYELVMH, Europes most valuable company by market capitalisation, has a PE ratio of around 30, while rival Hermes( HRMS.PA) has a valuation of almost 60, according to Refinitiv data. Apple( AAPL.O), the worlds most valuable company, commands a PE ratio of around 23. Jelena Sokolova, senior equity analyst at Morningstar, said that China reopening is the key issue for European luxury stocks this year, and is already at least 50 % priced in.Currently we do n’t see this sector as undervalued anymore... there were some opportunities last year, but they are fairly valued now, or a little too overvalued at the moment.

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