metaphrase


metaphrase

noun

  1. a literal translation.

verb (used with object), met·a·phrased, met·a·phras·ing.

  1. to translate, especially literally.
  2. to change the phrasing or literary form of.

noun

  1. a literal translationCompare paraphrase

verb (tr)

  1. to alter or manipulate the wording of
  2. to translate literally

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