metaphrase

metaphrase

[met-uh-freyz]
noun
1.
a literal translation.
verb (used with object), metaphrased, metaphrasing.
2.
to translate, especially literally.
3.
to change the phrasing or literary form of.

Origin:
1600–10; < Greek metáphrasis a paraphrasing, change of phrasing. See meta-, phrase

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metaphrase (ˈmɛtəˌfreɪz)
 
n
1.  Compare paraphrase a literal translation
 
vb
2.  to alter or manipulate the wording of
3.  to translate literally
 
[C17: from Greek metaphrazein to translate]

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