Origin of paraphrastic
Examples from the Web for paraphrastic
It is elegant and faithful, but somewhat formal and paraphrastic.The Genius of Scotland|Robert Turnbull
Warburton, to evade Voltaire's criticism, put a strained and paraphrastic interpretation upon Pope's lines.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10)|Alexander Pope
Grundtvigs translation4 had been so paraphrastic as often to obscure the sense, and always the spirit, of the original.The Translations of Beowulf|Chauncey Brewster Tinker
This mental capacity is most likely to be acquired by the regular and persevering use of the paraphrastic exercise.
I quote a result which Mr. Edmund Clarence Stedman said was too paraphrastic.Confessions of a Book-Lover|Maurice Francis Egan
Word Origin and History for paraphrastic
from Medieval Latin paraphrasticus, from Greek paraphrastikos, from paraphrastes "one who paraphrases," from paraphrazein (see paraphrase (n.)). Related: Paraphrastical (1540s).