Hermes

[hur-meez]
noun
1.
the ancient Greek herald and messenger of the gods and the god of roads, commerce, invention, cunning, and theft. Compare Mercury.
2.
Astronomy. a small asteroid that in 1937 approached within 485,000 miles (780,000 km) of the earth, the closest approach of an asteroid ever observed.
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Hermes1 (ˈhɜːmiːz)
 
n
Greek myth Roman counterpart: Mercury the messenger and herald of the gods; the divinity of commerce, cunning, theft, travellers, and rascals. He was represented as wearing winged sandals

Hermes2 (ˈhɜːmiːz)
 
n
a small asteroid some 800 m in diameter that passed within 670 000 kilometres of the earth in 1937, and is now lost

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Hermes
1605, son of Zeus and Maia, god of commerce and Olympian messenger, from Gk. Hermes, of unknown origin.
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Cultural Dictionary
Hermes

[Roman name Mercury]

The messenger god of classical mythology. He traveled with great swiftness, aided by the wings he wore on his sandals and his cap. Hermes was a son of Zeus and the father of Pan.

Note: The caduceus, the wand of Hermes, is the traditional symbol of physicians. It has wings at the top and serpents twined about the staff.
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Hermes definition

language
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 language, strongly typed and is a 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 (ftp://software.watson.ibm.com/pub/hermes).
E-mail: , 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].
(1992-03-22)
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Bible Dictionary

Hermes definition


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

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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