Word Summary
hermēneuō: to interpret
Original Word: ἑρμηνεύω
Transliteration: hermēneuō
Phonetic Spelling: (her-mayn-yoo'-o)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to interpret
Meaning: to interpret
Strong's Concordance

From a presumed derivative of Hermes (as the god of language); to translate -- interpret.

see GREEK Hermes

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2059: ἑρμηνεύω

ἑρμηνεύω: (present passive ἑρμηνεύομαι); (from Ἑρμῆς, who was held to be the god of speech, writing, eloquence, learning);

1. to explain in words, expound: (Sophocles, Euripides), Xenophon, Plato, others.

2. to interpret, i. e. to translate what has been spoken or written in a foreign tongue into the vernacular (Xenophon, an. 5, 4, 4): John 1:38 () R G T, (); ; Hebrews 7:2. (2 Esdr. 4:7 for תַּרְגֵּם.) (Compare: διερμηνεύω, μεθερμηνεύω.)