Definition of paraphrasis in English:
noun (plural paraphrasespəˈrafrəsiːz)rare
A rewording of something written or spoken; a paraphrase.
- A number of observations serve to emphasize that paraphrasis was an accepted way not only of adding ornamentation to a text, but also of altering it and of making pure inventions.
- Using paraphrasis to heighten the isolation and futility of the venture("those who began this affair"), two Scripture passages are quoted in Latin.
- Such un-English concatenations as 'music-esthetic', 'absolute-musical', and even 'art-religious' could readily be avoided altogether by paraphrasis.
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