[par-uh-fer-neyl-yuh, -fuh-neyl-] /ˌpær ə fərˈneɪl yə, -fəˈneɪl-/
(sometimes used with a singular verb) equipment, apparatus, or furnishing used in or necessary for a particular activity:
a skier’s paraphernalia.
(used with a plural verb) personal belongings.
(used with a singular verb) Law. the personal articles, apart from dower, reserved by law to a married woman.
plural noun (sometimes functioning as sing)
miscellaneous articles or equipment
(law) (formerly) articles of personal property given to a married woman by her husband before or during marriage and regarded in law as her possessions over which she has some measure of control
1650s, “a woman’s property besides her dowry,” from Medieval Latin paraphernalia (short for paraphernalia bona “paraphernal goods”), neuter plural of paraphernalis (adj.), from Late Latin parapherna “a woman’s property besides her dowry,” from Greek parapherna, neuter plural, from para- “beside” (see para- (1)) + pherne “dowry,” related to pherein “to carry” (see infer). Meaning “equipment, apparatus” is first attested 1791, from notion of odds and ends.
paraphia pa·ra·phi·a (pə-rā’fē-ə) n. A disorder of the sense of touch. Also called parapsia.
/ˌpærəˌfɪˈməʊsɪs/ noun 1. inability to retract the penis into the prepuce as a result of narrowing of the prepuce paraphimosis par·a·phi·mo·sis (pār’ə-fī-mō’sĭs) n.
[par-uh-fil-ee-uh] /ˌpær əˈfɪl i ə/ noun, Psychiatry. 1. a type of mental disorder characterized by a preference for or obsession with unusual sexual practices, as pedophilia, sadomasochism, or exhibitionism. /ˌpærəˈfɪlɪə/ noun 1. any abnormal sexual behaviour; sexual anomaly or deviation n. 1913, from German paraphilie (by 1903), apparently coined by Austrian ethnologist Friedrich Salomo Krauss […]
[par-uh-freyz] /ˈpær əˌfreɪz/ noun 1. a restatement of a text or passage giving the meaning in another form, as for clearness; rewording. 2. the act or process of restating or rewording. verb (used with object), paraphrased, paraphrasing. 3. to render the meaning of in a paraphrase: to paraphrase a technical paper for lay readers. verb […]