I overheard someone talking about the Spanish word for brother (hermano) and the Greek god, Hermes. Are these two words from the same root word?
Do the word hermano and Hermes come from the same root?
I found the following at myEtymology.com:
The Spanish word hermano [is] derived from the Latin word germanus (frater germanus; own brother; full brother; own, full)
derived from the Latin word germen (bud, germ; sprout, bud; shoot)
derived from the Latin word gignere (give birth to, bring forth, bear)
derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *gen?-
And for Hermes, the name, I found this: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=Hermes&searchmode=none
Son of Zeus and Maia, god of commerce and Olympian messenger, from Gk. Hermes, of unknown origin.