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paraphrast

[par-uh-frast] /ˈpær əˌfræst/
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a person who paraphrases.
Origin of paraphrast
1540-1550
1540-50; < Late Latin paraphrastēs < Greek paraphrastḗs, derivative of paraphrázein to retell in other words, equivalent to para- para-1 + phrad-, base of phrázein to tell, declare + -tēs agent noun suffix, with dt > st
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