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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ter·mi·nal a.
 1. Of or pertaining to the end or extremity; forming the extremity; as, a terminal edge.
 2. Bot. Growing at the end of a branch or stem; terminating; as, a terminal bud, flower, or spike.
 3. Railroads Pertaining to a railroad terminal; connected with the receipt or delivery of freight; as, terminal charges.
 Terminal moraine. See the Note under Moraine.
 Terminal statue. See Terminus, n., 2 and 3.
 Terminal velocity. (a) The velocity acquired at the end of a body's motion. (b) The limit toward which the velocity of a body approaches, as of a body falling through the air.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Her·mes n.
 1. Myth. See Mercury.
 Note:Hermes Trismegistus  was a late name of Hermes, especially as identified with the Egyptian god Thoth. He was the fabled inventor of astrology and alchemy.
 2. Archaeology 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.