hermeneutical
or hermeneutic adjective Etymology: Greek hermēneutikos, from hermēneuein to interpret, from hermēneus interpreter Date: 1678 of or relating to hermeneutics ; interpretative • hermeneutically adverb

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  • hermeneutical — 1798, from HERMENEUTIC (Cf. hermeneutic) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Hermeneutically …   Etymology dictionary

  • hermeneutical — [adj] interpretive critical, demonstrative, explanatory, explicative, expository, illustrative, investigative, revealing; concept 268 …   New thesaurus

  • Hermeneutical — Hermeneutic Her me*neu tic, Hermeneutical Her me*neu tic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to interpret: cf. F. herm[ e]neutique.] Unfolding the signification; of or pertaining to interpretation; exegetical; explanatory; as, hermeneutic theology, or the art… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hermeneutical — adjective /hɝməˈn(j)uːtɨkəl/ Of or pertaining to hermeneutics, the study or theory of the methodical interpretation of text, especially holy texts. See Also: herme …   Wiktionary

  • hermeneutical — adj. of or pertaining to hermeneutics, pertaining to the interpretation of the Scriptures …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hermeneutical — a. See hermeneutic …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • hermeneutical — her·me·neu·ti·cal …   English syllables

  • hermeneutical — adjective see hermeneutic …   Useful english dictionary

  • hermeneutical analysis — hermeneutinė analizė statusas T sritis Politika apibrėžtis Socialinių mokslų metodas, kuriuo remiantis interpretuojami tekstai, žmogaus mintys ar veiksmai. Tradiciškai buvo taikoma suprasti religinius tekstus, atrasti jų tikrąsias prasmes.… …   Politikos mokslų enciklopedinis žodynas

  • hermeneutical circle —  Герменевтический круг …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

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