- of or relating to hermeneutics; interpretative; explanatory.
Origin of hermeneutic
Examples from the Web for hermeneutic
It is a sort of Biblical hermeneutic, in which homiletic questions are also dealt with.
He has, however, or should have, another aim wherein is displayed the acme of hermeneutic art.The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus
Caius Valerius Catullus
The concept of the hermeneutic circle informs our understanding of the nature of nursing as a human science.Nursing as Caring
- of or relating to the interpretation of Scripture; using or relating to hermeneutics
Word Origin and History for hermeneutic
"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).