metaphrase

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μεταφράζομαι (metaphrázomai, consider after)

Noun[edit]

metaphrase (plural metaphrases)

  1. a literal, word-for-word translation.
  2. An answering phrase; repartee.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mrs. Browning to this entry?)

Verb[edit]

metaphrase (third-person singular simple present metaphrases, present participle metaphrasing, simple past and past participle metaphrased)

  1. to make such a literal translation.

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