metaphrast

noun
met·​a·​phrast | \ ˈmetəˌfrast \
plural -s

Definition of metaphrast

: translator specifically : one who turns verse into a different meter or prose into verse

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Other Words from metaphrast

metaphrastic \ ¦⸗⸗¦frastik \ or metaphrastical \ -​tə̇kəl \ adjective
metaphrastically \ -​k(ə)lē \ adverb

History and Etymology for metaphrast

Middle Greek metaphrastēs, from Greek metaphrazein to translate

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“Metaphrast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metaphrast. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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