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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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Word Origin and History for paraphrastically

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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