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  • n. someone who paraphrases

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A paraphraser.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who paraphrases; a paraphraser.


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  • Chaldean paraphrast Jonathan, and twist about the words of

    Theologico-Political Treatise

  • More correct is the explanation of the Chaldean paraphrast, ` Is it true that God has forbidden? etc. '

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • Going forward, on the south part, was the tower Meah: and beyond that, "the tower of Hananeel": in the Chaldee paraphrast it is, 'The tower Piccus,'

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • The Chaldee paraphrast thus renders the words They shall ask after me, because they are carried away.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • The Talmudists do concur also in the same sense with the Chaldee paraphrast, and in his very words; adding this moreover, -- that all those places, which are numbered-up by Isaiah in the place alleged, were travelled through by the enemy with his army in one day.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • If not, which is my opinion, then it is probable that the Chaldee paraphrast gave the sense that most obtained in the nation at that time, with which that of the Greek accords well enough ...

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • The Chaldee paraphrast and the Rabbins understand this of the place where the army of the Assyrians perished: nor very subtily; for they seem to have perished, if so be they perished near

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Latin interpreter of the Chaldee paraphrast follows there: nor without good reason.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • And to this doth that in some measure attest which the Talmudists relate concerning the paraphrast of the prophets, that when he went about to paraphrase also the Hagiographa, or holy writings, he was forbidden by Bath Kol, saying, That he must abstain from that; for in those books was the end of the Messiah, viz. Daniel 9: 26. 13.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Jerusalem also might be seen, -- the words of the Chaldee paraphrast, upon

    From the Talmud and Hebraica


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  • A paraphrast is "one of those conversationalists always paraphrasing their own words; that is, a paraphraser, who repeats things in different ways, which is to say, he or she expresses the meaning in yet another fashion, or, as it were, simplifies and rephrases the sentence in order to clarify, in a word, by paraphrasing" – The Insomniac’s Dictionary: The Last Word on the Odd Word by Paul Hellweg. See also paraphraser.

    July 27, 2008

  • ...merely one of those sweet-sounding translations which reveal a paraphrast's crass counterfeit as soon as you look up the original.

    - Nabokov, Ada, or Ardor.

    May 17, 2008

  • One who paraphrases.

    December 16, 2007