Do the word hermano and Hermes come from the same root?

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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?

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updated AGO 17, 2009
posted by sjethroe

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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

Hermes
Son of Zeus and Maia, god of commerce and Olympian messenger, from Gk. Hermes, of unknown origin.

updated AGO 17, 2009
edited by Janice
posted by Janice