Dictionary.com noun (used with a singular verb) the science of interpretation, especially of the Scriptures. the branch of theology that deals with the principles of Biblical exegesis. Etymonline.com "art of interpretation, the study of exegesis," 1737, from hermeneutic; also see -ics. "interpretive," 1670s, from Latinized form of Greek hermeneutikos "of or for interpreting," from hermeneutes "interpreter," from hermeneuein "to interpret (foreign languages); interpret into words, give utterance to," a word of unknown origin (formerly considered ultimately a derivative of Hermes, as the tutelary … Continue reading Hermeneutics