- 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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Examples from the Web for paraphrast
But Jonathan, he adds, takes on him the liberty of a paraphrast.The Messiah in Moses and the Prophets
In short, FitzGerald was more properly a paraphrast than a translator.The Age of Tennyson
Musgrave proposes to read προμισθιαν for προμηθιαν: the version above is in accordance with the scholiast and the paraphrast.
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)
Except in inserting the prayer and the Benedicite, the paraphrast draws only from the canonical part of the book of Daniel.