1. Her·mann [her-mahn] /ˈhɛr mɑn/, 1877–1962, German novelist and poet: Nobel Prize 1946.
  2. German Hes·sen [hesuh n] /ˈhɛs ən/. a state in central Germany. 8150 sq. mi. (21,110 sq. km). Capital: Wiesbaden.


  1. a state of central Germany, formed in 1945 from the former Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau and part of the former state of Hesse; part of West Germany until 1990. Capital: Wiesbaden. Pop: 6 089 000 (2003 est). Area: 21 111 sq km (8151 sq miles)German name: Hessen (ˈhɛsən)


  1. Hermann (ˈhɛrman). 1877–1962, German novelist, short-story writer, and poet. His novels include Der Steppenwolf (1927) and Das Glasperlenspiel (1943): Nobel prize for literature 1946

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