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Meaning of herm

herm

Pronunciation: (hûrm), [key]
— n.
  1. a monument consisting of a four-sided shaft tapering inward from top to bottom and bearing a head or bust; those of Hermes usually had an erect penis, which passersby stroked for luck.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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