paraphrastic

adjective para·phras·tic \ ˌper-ə-ˈfra-stik , ˌpa-rə- \

Definition of paraphrastic

:having the nature of or being a paraphrase

paraphrastically

play \ˌper-ə-ˈfra-sti-k(ə-)lē, ˌpa-rə-\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of paraphrastic

French paraphrastique, from Greek paraphrastikos, from paraphrazein


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