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paraphrasis, paraphrase

the recasting of an idea in words different from that originally used, whether in the same language or in a translation. Cf. metaphrasis, periphrasis. — paraphrastic, paraphrastical, adj.
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Noun1.paraphrasis - rewording for the purpose of clarification
recasting, rephrasing, rewording - changing a particular word or phrase
translation - rewording something in less technical terminology
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The topics include Nonnus' catalogic strategies: a preliminary approach to the Dionysiaca, the Tablets of Harmonia and the role of poet and reader in the Dionesiaca, words and their meaning: on the chronology of the Paraphrasis of St.
GEORGES BUCHANAN, Poetic Paraphrase of the Psalms of David (Psalmorum Dauidis paraphrasis poetica), edited, translated, and provided with introduction and commentary by Roger P.
Noelle Balley closes this section with a contribution dealing with the reception and condemnation leading to censorship of Erasmus's Paraphrasis by the Sorbonne's theologian, Noel Beda.