- of or relating to hermeneutics; interpretative; explanatory.
Origin of hermeneutic
Examples from the Web for hermeneutical
These hermeneutical canons are much older than the Kabbalah.
And, indeed, such is the advanced state of hermeneutical knowledge, that we have little reason to fear it.The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences
- of or relating to the interpretation of Scripture; using or relating to hermeneutics
Word Origin and History for hermeneutical
"interpretive," 1670s, from Greek hermeneutikos "interpreting," from hermeneutes "interpreter," from hermeneuein "to interpret," of unknown origin (formerly considered ultimately a derivative of Hermes, as the tutelary divinity of speech, writing, and eloquence).