metaphrased met"a*phrased (m[e^]t"[.a]*fr[=a]zd), a. Translated literally. [1913 Webster]

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  • metaphrase — /met euh frayz /, n., v., metaphrased, metaphrasing. n. 1. a literal translation. v.t. 2. to translate, esp. literally. 3. to change the phrasing or literary form of. [1600 10; < Gk metáphrasis a paraphrasing, change of phrasing. See META ,… …   Universalium

  • metaphrase — /ˈmɛtəfreɪz/ (say metuhfrayz) noun 1. a translation. –verb (t) (metaphrased, metaphrasing) 2. to translate, especially literally. 3. to change the phrasing or literary form of. {New Latin metaphrasis, from Greek: a translation} …   Australian English dictionary

  • metaphrase — [met′ə frāz΄] n. [ModL metaphrasis < Gr < metaphrazein: see META & PHRASE] a translation; esp., a literal, word for word translation, as distinguished from a paraphrase vt. metaphrased, metaphrasing 1. to translate, esp. literally 2. to… …   English World dictionary

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