Hermes Trismegistus
noun Etymology: Medieval Latin, from Greek Hermēs trismegistos, literally, Hermes thrice greatest Date: 1583 a legendary author of works embodying magical, astrological, and alchemical doctrines

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  • Hermes Trismegistus — [tris΄mə jis′təs] n. [Gr, Thoth < Hermēs trismegistos, lit., Hermes the thrice greatest: the Greeks identified Thoth with Hermes] legendary ancient Egyptian author of a body of esoteric writings of the 1st 3rd cent. A.D. on cosmogony, the soul …   English World dictionary

  • HERMES Trismegistus — Philosophus Aegyptius, post Mosen fuit, cuius tempore in Aegypto studia Philosophiae clarere coepêrunt, cum antea tantum citca Astronomiam, et huius generis disciplinas versarentur, quae ad exercendum ingenium magis, quam ad illustrandum animunr… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Hermes Trismegistus — Part of a series of articles on Hermeticism Hermetic Religion Hermeticism Mythology Hermes Trismegistus · Thoth · Poimandres Hermetica Corpus Hermeticum · Kybalion …   Wikipedia

  • Hermes Trismegistus — Hermès Trismégiste Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hermès (homonymie). Hermès Trismégiste, mosaïque parvis de la C …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hermes Trismegistus — a name variously ascribed by Neoplatonists and others to an Egyptian priest or to the Egyptian god Thoth, to some extent identified with the Grecian Hermes: various mystical, religious, philosophical, astrological, and alchemical writings were… …   Universalium

  • Hermes Trismegistus —    A collection of pseudonymous Greek treatises, believed during the Renaissance to be a distillation of the learning and religious wisdom of ancient Egypt and attributed to a mythical author named Hermes. Egypt in Hellenistic and Roman times… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • Hermes Trismegistus — Her′mes Tris•me•gis′tus [[t]ˌtrɪz məˈdʒɪs təs, ˌtrɪs [/t]] n. myt a name attributed by Neoplatonists and others to an Egyptian priest or to the Egyptian god Thoth, to some extent identified with the Greek god Hermes: various mystical,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Hermes Trismegistus — /ˌhɜmiz trɪsməˈdʒɪstəs/ (say .hermeez trismuh jistuhs) noun a name given by neoplatonists and others to the Egyptian god Thoth, who was to some extent identified with the Grecian Hermes, and to whom were attributed various works embodying… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hermes Trismegistus — a name variously ascribed by Neoplatonists and others to an Egyptian priest or to the Egyptian god Thoth, to some extent identified with the Grecian Hermes: various mystical, religious, philosophical, astrological, and alchemical writings were… …   Useful english dictionary

  • HERMES TRISMEGISTUS —    or the Thrice greatest, an Egyptian or Egyptian god to whose teachings or inspirations the Neo Platonists ascribed the great body of their peculiar doctrines, and whom they regarded as an incarnation or impersonation of the Logos …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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