metaphrase

noun

meta·​phrase ˈme-tə-ˌfrāz How to pronounce metaphrase (audio)
: a literal translation

Word History

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metaphrase was in 1609

Dictionary Entries Near metaphrase

Cite this Entry

“Metaphrase.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metaphrase. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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