Origin of paraphrast
Examples from the Web for paraphrast
Except in inserting the prayer and the Benedicite, the paraphrast draws only from the canonical part of the book of Daniel.
The word in these two texts, usually translated shoe by the Chaldee paraphrast, in the latter is rendered glove.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Isaac D'Israeli
Musgrave proposes to read προμισθιαν for προμηθιαν: the version above is in accordance with the scholiast and the paraphrast.The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.|Euripides
But Jonathan, he adds, takes on him the liberty of a paraphrast.The Messiah in Moses and the Prophets|Eleazar Lord
In short, FitzGerald was more properly a paraphrast than a translator.The Age of Tennyson|Hugh Walker