perífrasis

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Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

perífrasis f (plural perífrasis)

  1. periphrasis (use of a longer expression instead of a shorter one)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin periphrasis, from Ancient Greek περίφρασις (períphrasis).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /peˈɾifɾasis/, [peˈɾif.ɾa.sis]

Noun[edit]

perífrasis f (plural perífrasis)

  1. (linguistics, grammar) periphrasis
    En el español hay unas ciento cuarenta perífrasis.
    In Spanish there are about 140 periphrases.

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