a literal translation.
verb (used with object), met·a·phrased, met·a·phras·ing.
to translate, especially literally.
to change the phrasing or literary form of.
Origin of metaphrase
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to alter or manipulate the wording of
to translate literally
Word Origin for metaphrase
C17: from Greek metaphrazein to translate
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