herm definition

  • noun:
    • A rectangular, often tapering rock post bearing a carved head or bust, typically of Hermes, made use of as a boundary marker in ancient Greece as well as attractive functions in later periods.
    • A hermaphrodite.
    • a statue consisting of a squared stone pillar with a carved head (usually a bearded Hermes) above; found in old Greece as a boundary marker or signpost
  • abbreviation:
    • Abbreviation of hermaphrodite.

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