hermeneutic

[ hur-muh-noo-tik, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌhɜr məˈnu tɪk, -ˈnyu- /

adjective

of or relating to hermeneutics; interpretative; explanatory.

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Also her·me·neu·ti·cal [hur-muh-noo-ti-kuhl, -nyoo-] /hɜr məˈnu tɪ kəl, -ˈnyu-/ .

Origin of hermeneutic

1800–10; <Greek hermēneutikós of, skilled in, interpreting, equivalent to hermēneú(ein) to make clear, interpret (derivative of hermēneús an interpreter, itself derivative of HermêsHermes) + -tikos-tic

OTHER WORDS FROM hermeneutic

her·me·neu·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for hermeneutic

hermeneutic

hermeneutical

/ (ˌhɜːmɪˈnjuːtɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to the interpretation of Scripture; using or relating to hermeneutics
interpretive

Derived forms of hermeneutic

hermeneutically, adverbhermeneutist, noun
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