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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Definitions for metaphrastic

  1. Having the quality of a literary work that has been translated or changed from one form to another, as prose into verse.

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Citations for metaphrastic
In a word, the whole place was involved in the maze of a metaphrastic mystery; it enchanted our wanderers, and tempted them into fields of speculation. Arthur Edward Waite, Belle and the Dragon
By this maneuver, the mind is protected from clutter - mind and body, separated out, are actually coerced into a negatively metaphrastic liaison. Lesley Stern, The Smoking Book
Origin of metaphrastic
1600-1610
Metaphrastic comes into English from the medieval Greek metaphrastes, "one who translates."