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metaphrast

[met-uh-frast] /ˈmɛt əˌfræst/
noun
1.
a person who translates or changes a literary work from one form to another, as prose into verse.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; Medieval Greek metaphrástēs one who translates, equivalent to *metaphrad-, base of metaphrázein to translate (see meta-, phrase) + -tēs agent suffix
Related forms
metaphrastic, metaphrastical, adjective
metaphrastically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for metaphrastically

metaphrast

/ˈmɛtəˌfræst/
noun
1.
a person who metaphrases, esp one who changes the form of a text, as by rendering verse into prose
Derived Forms
metaphrastic, metaphrastical, adjective
metaphrastically, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Medieval Greek metaphrastēs translator
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