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Hermes Trismegistus

Syllabification: Her·mes Tris·me·gis·tus
Pronunciation: /ˌhərmēz ˌtrisməˈjistəs
 
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Definition of Hermes Trismegistus in English:

A legendary figure regarded by Neoplatonists and others as the author of certain works on astrology, magic, and alchemy.

Origin

Latin, 'thrice-greatest Hermes', in reference to Thoth, identified with Hermes.

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