Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "herms" [herms]

  • Plural form of herm. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "herms" in a sentence
  • "Most fall into one of three basic groups, which Brown University biologist Anne Fausto-Sterling has dubbed herms, ferms and merms."
  • "When the ships had been supplied and were on the verge of sailing, almost all the city's boundary markers, called herms, statues of the face and phallus of the god Hermes, were mutilated in a single night."
  • "The ancestral cupboards containing the wax masks of the Livius Drusus ancestors were all perfectly kept up, of course; painted pedestals called herms because they were adorned with erect male genitalia supported busts of ancestors, or gods, or mythical women, or Greek philosophers, all exquisitely painted to appear real."