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/ ˈmɛt əˌfræst /
a person who translates or changes a literary work from one form to another, as prose into verse.
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Origin of metaphrast
OTHER WORDS FROM metaphrastmet·a·phras·tic, met·a·phras·ti·cal, adjectivemet·a·phras·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby metaphrast
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British Dictionary definitions for metaphrast
/ (ˈmɛtəˌfræst) /
a person who metaphrases, esp one who changes the form of a text, as by rendering verse into prose
Derived forms of metaphrastmetaphrastic or metaphrastical, adjectivemetaphrastically, adverb
Word Origin for metaphrast
C17: from Medieval Greek metaphrastēs translator
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