12 November 2004

Word for the Day

hermeneutical · "h&r-m&-'nü-ti-k&l, -'nyü- · or hermeneutic /-tik/ · adjective

: of or relating to hermeneutics; interpretive
- hermeneutically /-ti-k(&-)li / adverb

hermeneutics · noun plural but singular or plural in construction
: the study of the methodological principles of interpretation (as of, and most usually with respect to, the Bible)
Etymology: Greek hermEneutikos, from hermEneuein to interpret, from hermEneus interpreter

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