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met·a·phrase

 (mĕt′ə-frāz′)
n.
A word-for-word translation.
tr.v. met·a·phrased, met·a·phras·ing, met·a·phras·es
1. To translate, especially literally.
2. To manipulate the wording of (a text), especially as a means of subtly altering the sense.

[New Latin metaphrasis, from Greek, translation, paraphrase, from metaphrazein, to translate : meta-, meta- + phrazein, to tell, show; see gwhren- in Indo-European roots.]

met′a·phras′tic (-frăs′tĭk) adj.
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metaphrase

(ˈmɛtəˌfreɪz)
n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) : metaphrasis a literal translation. Compare paraphrase
vb (tr)
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to alter or manipulate the wording of
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to translate literally
[C17: from Greek metaphrazein to translate]
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metaphrasis, metaphrase

the practice of making a literal translation from one language into another. Cf. paraphrasis. — metaphrast, n. — metaphrastic, metaphrastical, adj.
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metaphrase


Past participle: metaphrased
Gerund: metaphrasing

Imperative
metaphrase
metaphrase
Present
I metaphrase
you metaphrase
he/she/it metaphrases
we metaphrase
you metaphrase
they metaphrase
Preterite
I metaphrased
you metaphrased
he/she/it metaphrased
we metaphrased
you metaphrased
they metaphrased
Present Continuous
I am metaphrasing
you are metaphrasing
he/she/it is metaphrasing
we are metaphrasing
you are metaphrasing
they are metaphrasing
Present Perfect
I have metaphrased
you have metaphrased
he/she/it has metaphrased
we have metaphrased
you have metaphrased
they have metaphrased
Past Continuous
I was metaphrasing
you were metaphrasing
he/she/it was metaphrasing
we were metaphrasing
you were metaphrasing
they were metaphrasing
Past Perfect
I had metaphrased
you had metaphrased
he/she/it had metaphrased
we had metaphrased
you had metaphrased
they had metaphrased
Future
I will metaphrase
you will metaphrase
he/she/it will metaphrase
we will metaphrase
you will metaphrase
they will metaphrase
Future Perfect
I will have metaphrased
you will have metaphrased
he/she/it will have metaphrased
we will have metaphrased
you will have metaphrased
they will have metaphrased
Future Continuous
I will be metaphrasing
you will be metaphrasing
he/she/it will be metaphrasing
we will be metaphrasing
you will be metaphrasing
they will be metaphrasing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been metaphrasing
you have been metaphrasing
he/she/it has been metaphrasing
we have been metaphrasing
you have been metaphrasing
they have been metaphrasing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been metaphrasing
you will have been metaphrasing
he/she/it will have been metaphrasing
we will have been metaphrasing
you will have been metaphrasing
they will have been metaphrasing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been metaphrasing
you had been metaphrasing
he/she/it had been metaphrasing
we had been metaphrasing
you had been metaphrasing
they had been metaphrasing
Conditional
I would metaphrase
you would metaphrase
he/she/it would metaphrase
we would metaphrase
you would metaphrase
they would metaphrase
Past Conditional
I would have metaphrased
you would have metaphrased
he/she/it would have metaphrased
we would have metaphrased
you would have metaphrased
they would have metaphrased
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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