paraphrastic

[ par-uh-fras-tik ]
/ ˌpær əˈfræs tɪk /
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adjective

having the nature of a paraphrase.

Origin of paraphrastic

1615–25; < Medieval Latin paraphrasticus < Greek paraphrastikós. See paraphrast, -ic
Related formspar·a·phras·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for paraphrastic

paraphrastic


adj.

from Medieval Latin paraphrasticus, from Greek paraphrastikos, from paraphrastes "one who paraphrases," from paraphrazein (see paraphrase (n.)). Related: Paraphrastical (1540s).

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