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metaphrase

[ met-uh-freyz ]
/ 藞m蓻t 蓹藢fre瑟z /
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noun
a literal translation.
verb (used with object), met路a路phrased, met路a路phras路ing.
to translate, especially literally.
to change the phrasing or literary form of.
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Origin of metaphrase

First recorded in 1600鈥10, metaphrase is from the Greek word met谩phrasis a paraphrasing, change of phrasing. See meta-, phrase
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British Dictionary definitions for metaphrase

metaphrase
/ (藞m蓻t蓹藢fre瑟z) /

noun
a literal translationCompare paraphrase
verb (tr)
to alter or manipulate the wording of
to translate literally

Word Origin for metaphrase

C17: from Greek metaphrazein to translate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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