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paraphrastic

[par-uh-fras-tik] /ˌpær əˈfræs tɪk/
adjective
1.
having the nature of a paraphrase.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Medieval Latin paraphrasticus < Greek paraphrastikós. See paraphrast, -ic
Related forms
paraphrastically, adverb
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  • It is almost too much when, as from the pulpit, a paraphrastic commentary is prepared for our spiritual improvement.
Word Origin and History for paraphrastic
adj.

from Medieval Latin paraphrasticus, from Greek paraphrastikos, from paraphrastes "one who paraphrases," from paraphrazein (see paraphrase (n.)). Related: Paraphrastical (1540s).

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