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 (păr′ə-frăs′tĭk) or par·a·phras·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
Of, relating to, or having the nature of paraphrase.

[Medieval Latin paraphrasticus, from Greek paraphrastikos, from paraphrazein, to paraphrase; see paraphrase.]

par′a·phras′ti·cal·ly adv.
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a variant form of paraphrastic
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, possibly originally fifteenth-century), and the odd English intruder (A Paraphrastical Translation of Ovid's 10.