Other Forms FormsHermouthis, Termuthis, Tharmuth, Thermutis
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Contributor Contrib.babycrookston on 10/2/2013
Latinized form of Greek Θερμουθις (Thermouthis), which was the Greek name for the Egyptian goddess Renenutet. According to the 1st-century historian Josephus, this was the name of Pharaoh's daughter who adopted the infant Moses. It was used as an English Christian name in the 19th century, apparently (e.g. borne by the mother of Francis Kilvert (1840-1879), British clergyman and diarist).