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proper nounGreek Mythology
The son of Zeus and Maia, the messenger of the gods, and god of merchants, thieves, and oratory. He was portrayed as a herald equipped for travelling, with broad-brimmed hat, winged shoes, and a winged rod.Roman equivalent Mercury
Probably from Greek herma ‘heap of stones’: from early times he was represented by a carved stock or stone and was identified with Thoth.
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