Definition of paraphrasis in English:

paraphrasis

nounparaphrases

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  • 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.’
    • ‘Using paraphrasis to heighten the isolation and futility of the venture("those who began this affair"), two Scripture passages are quoted in Latin.’
    • ‘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.’
    rewording, rephrasing, rewriting, rewrite, restatement, restating, rehash, rendition, rendering, version, interpretation, gloss

Origin

Mid 16th century Latin, from Greek (see paraphrase).

Pronunciation

paraphrasis

/pəˈrafrəsɪs/