paraphrast

[ par-uh-frast ]
/ ˈpær əˌfræst /
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noun

a person who paraphrases.

Origin of paraphrast

1540–50; < Late Latin paraphrastēs < Greek paraphrastḗs, derivative of paraphrázein to retell in other words, equivalent to para- para-1 + phrad-, base of phrázein to tell, declare + -tēs agent noun suffix, with dt > st
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