Origin of periphrastic
Examples from the Web for periphrastic
Using these as auxiliaries the finite verb makes a whole series of periphrastic tenses.
In the provinces, where a periphrastic style is still cultivated, polemics are clothed in high-sounding phrases.The Fortune of the Rougons|Emile Zola
He might be described as the last of the periphrastic humorists.Old and New Masters|Robert Lynd
This tendency, together with periphrastic instead of verbal conjugation, continued to the end.Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt|Lewis Spence
Coptic presents a remarkable contrast to Egyptian in the precision of its periphrastic conjugation.
1805, from French périphrastique and directly from Greek periphrastikos, from periphrazein (see periphrasis). Related: Periphrastical (1630s).