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Meaning of HERMES

Pronunciation:  'hurmeez

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (Greek mythology) messenger and herald of the gods; god of commerce and cunning and invention and theft; identified with Roman Mercury

HERMES is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: Greek deity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Her"mes\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?.]
1. (Myth.) See {Mercury}.

Note: Hermes Trismegistus [Gr. 'Ermh^s trisme`gistos, lit.,
      Hermes thrice greatest] was a late name of Hermes,
      especially as identified with the Egyptian god Thoth.
      He was the fabled inventor of astrology and alchemy.

2. (Arch[ae]ology) Originally, a boundary stone dedicated to
   Hermes as the god of boundaries, and therefore bearing in
   some cases a head, or head and shoulders, placed upon a
   quadrangular pillar whose height is that of the body
   belonging to the head, sometimes having feet or other
   parts of the body sculptured upon it. These figures,
   though often representing Hermes, were used for other
   divinities, and even, in later times, for portraits of
   human beings. Called also {herma}. See {Terminal statue},
   under {Terminal}.

Computing Dictionary

An experimental, very high level, integrated language and system from the ibm watson research centre, produced in June 1990. It is designed for implementation of large systems and distributed applications, as well as for general-purpose programming. It is an imperative, strongly typed and process-oriented successor to nil.

Hermes hides distribution and heterogeneity from the programmer. The programmer sees a single abstract machine containing processes that communicate using calls or sends. The compiler, not the programmer, deals with the complexity of data structure layout, local and remote communication, and interaction with the operating system. As a result, Hermes programs are portable and easy to write. Because the programming paradigm is simple and high level, there are many opportunities for optimisation which are not present in languages which give the programmer more direct control over the machine.

Hermes features threads, relational tablesHermes is, typestate checking, capability-based access and dynamic configuration.

Version 0.8alpha patchlevel 01 runs on rs/6000, sun-4, next, ibm-rt/bsd4.3 and includes a bytecode compiler, a bytecode->C compiler and run-time support.

0.7alpha for unix.

E-mail: <hermes-request@watson.ibm.com>, Andy Lowry <lowry@watson.ibm.com>.

usenet newsgroup: news:comp.lang.hermes.

["Hermes: A Language for Distributed Computing". Strom, Bacon, Goldberg, Lowry, Yellin, Yemini. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ. 1991. ISBN: O-13-389537-8].

Easton Bible Dictionary

Mercury, a Roman Christian (Rom. 16:14).

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