metaphrase

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek μεταφράζομαι ‎(metaphrázomai, consider after)

NounEdit

metaphrase ‎(plural metaphrases)

  1. a literal, word-for-word translation.
  2. An answering phrase; repartee.
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VerbEdit

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

  1. to make such a literal translation.

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