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metaphrase

[met-uh-freyz] /ˈmɛt əˌfreɪz/
noun
1.
a literal translation.
verb (used with object), metaphrased, metaphrasing.
2.
to translate, especially literally.
3.
to change the phrasing or literary form of.
Origin of metaphrase
1600-1610
First recorded in 1600-10, metaphrase is from the Greek word metáphrasis a paraphrasing, change of phrasing. See meta-, phrase
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British Dictionary definitions for metaphrase

metaphrase

/ˈmɛtəˌfreɪz/
noun
1.
a literal translation Compare paraphrase
verb (transitive)
2.
to alter or manipulate the wording of
3.
to translate literally
Word Origin
C17: from Greek metaphrazein to translate
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