MEANING: adjective: Interpretive or explanatory.

ETYMOLOGY: From Greek hermeneutikos (of interpreting), from hermeneuein (to interpret), from hermeneus (interpreter). After Hermes in Greek mythology, who served as a messenger and herald for other gods, and who himself was the god of eloquence, commerce, invention, cunning, theft, and more. Earliest documented use: 1678..
Other words that Hermes has given us are hermaphrodite, hermetic, and herm.

HEMENEUTIC - mansplaining

HERMENEUTIA - the tiny things she's always fussing over

HERMENAUTIC - yacht-racing