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Trismegistus

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Trismegistus tris-me-gis′tus thrice greatest, an epithet used only in 'Hermes Trismegistus,' the Greek name of the Egyptian god Thoth, originator of Egyptian culture, the god of writing, of religion, and of the arts and sciences.
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Usage

In literature:

He shall be christened Trismegistus, brother.
"The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman" by Laurence Sterne
For which, as appears, his Majesty was very grateful to the Trismegistus of men.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. XVI. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--The Ten Years of Peace.--1746-1756." by Thomas Carlyle
Give me your secret, O you young Trismegistus!
"Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The Greeks called him Hermes Trismegistus, i.e.
"Uarda, Complete A Romance Of Ancient Egypt" by Georg Ebers
TRISMEGISTUS (thrice greatest), the Egyptian Hermes, regarded as the fountain of mysticism and magic.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Could I unfold the influence of Names, which are the most important of all Clothings, I were a second greater Trismegistus.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
Hermes Trismegistus, 32, 85, 202, 234 n. 46.
"The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism" by Franz Cumont
Hermes Trismegistus, the founder of alchymy, i.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Could magic, could Hermes Trismegistus, have done more?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845" by Various
Palamabron, another son of Los, gave abstract Law to Trismegistus, Pythagoras, Socrates, and Plato.
"William Blake" by Charles Gardner
They say that he was the same who gave laws to the Egyptians under the name of Thaut, called by the Greeks Hermes Trismegistus.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The Hermes Trismegistus that we possess is written in barbarous Greek, and in a foreign idiom.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
From it came Tallapus, the Hermes Trismegistus of the Oregon Indians.
"The Columbia River" by William Denison Lyman
Hermes Trismegistus, transmuted whatever he chose to gold, 115.
"The Magic of the Middle Ages" by Viktor Rydberg
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