Last modified on 16 December 2014, at 17:22

metaphrase

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μεταφράζομαι (metaphrázomai, consider after)

NounEdit

metaphrase (plural metaphrases)

  1. a literal, word-for-word translation.
  2. An answering phrase; repartee.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Mrs. Browning to this entry?)

VerbEdit

metaphrase (third-person singular simple present metaphrases, present participle metaphrasing, simple past and past participle metaphrased)

  1. to make such a literal translation.

See alsoEdit