hermeneutical

adjective
her·​me·​neu·​ti·​cal | \ ˌhər-mə-ˈnü-ti-kəl How to pronounce hermeneutical (audio) , -ˈnyü- \
variants: or hermeneutic \ ˌhər-​mə-​ˈnü-​tik How to pronounce hermeneutic (audio) , -​ˈnyü-​ \

Definition of hermeneutical

: of or relating to hermeneutics : interpretative

Other Words from hermeneutical

hermeneutically \ ˌhər-​mə-​ˈnü-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce hermeneutically (audio) , -​ˈnyü-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of hermeneutical

1678, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hermeneutical

Greek hermēneutikos, from hermēneuein to interpret, from hermēneus interpreter

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“Hermeneutical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hermeneutical. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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