metaphrast


metaphrast
metaphrastic, metaphrastical, adj.metaphrastically, adv.
/met"euh frast'/, n.
a person who translates or changes a literary work from one form to another, as prose into verse.
[1600-10; MGk metaphrástes one who translates, equiv. to *metaphrad-, base of metaphrázein to translate (see META, PHRASE) + -tes agent suffix]

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