Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of paraphrasis in English:
noun (plural paraphrasespəˈrafrəsiːz)rare
A rewording of something written or spoken; a paraphrase.
- God's Laws are clear, and need no Paraphrasis.
- A word may be said to be expounded by paraphrasis.
- Such un-English concatenations as 'music-esthetic', 'absolute-musical', and even 'art-religious' could readily be avoided altogether by paraphrasis.
Mid 16th century: Latin, from Greek (see paraphrase).
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.