Paraphrastic



[par-uh-fras-tik] /ˌpær əˈfræs tɪk/

adjective
1.
having the nature of a .
adj.

from Medieval Latin paraphrasticus, from Greek paraphrastikos, from paraphrastes “one who paraphrases,” from paraphrazein (see paraphrase (n.)). Related: Paraphrastical (1540s).

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