Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Word For The Day: hermetic

hermetic - adjective. hurr-mett-ick; 1) of, or pertaining to, Hermes Trismegistus, 2) of, or pertaining to, alchemy or occult practices, 3) obscure, secret, or unrevealed, 4) isolated, away from outside influences, 5) airtight or gas-tight, impervious to air or gases, eg. hermetically sealed.  Etymology: from the Greek god and mythological alchemist Hermes Trismegistus, who was said to possess a magical ability to seal (with spells) treasure chests so that nothing could access their contents.