Definition of hermeneut in English:

hermeneut

(also hermeneute)

noun

  • An interpreter, especially of scriptural texts.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From ancient Greek ἑρμηνευτής interpreter from ἑρμηνεύειν to interpret (from ἑρμηνεύς interpreter, a technical term of unknown origin, possibly a loanword from Asia Minor) + -τής, suffix forming agent nouns.

Pronunciation

hermeneut

/ˈhəːmənjuːt/