from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One who renders a text into a different form, as by recasting prose in verse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who uses metaphrase to re-cast a text in a different form, for example from poetry to prose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A literal translator.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person who translates literally from one language into another.


Medieval Greek metaphrast─ôs, from Greek metaphrazein, to translate; see metaphrase.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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