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One who renders a text into a different form, as by recasting prose in verse.

[Medieval Greek metaphrastēs, from Greek metaphrazein, to translate; see metaphrase.]
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a person who metaphrases, esp one who changes the form of a text, as by rendering verse into prose
[C17: from Medieval Greek metaphrastēs translator]
ˌmetaˈphrastic, ˌmetaˈphrastical adj
ˌmetaˈphrastically adv
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