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Meaning of Hermes

Her•mes

Pronunciation: (hûr'mēz), [key]
— n.
  1. the ancient Greek herald and messenger of the gods and the god of roads, commerce, invention, cunning, and theft. Cf. Mercury.
  2. a small asteroid that in 1937 approached within 485,000 mi. (780,000 km) of the earth, the closest approach of an asteroid ever observed.
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