Definition of metaphrastic in English:

metaphrastic

adjective

  • See metaphrase

    • ‘By this maneuver, the mind is protected from clutter-mind and body, separated out, are actually coerced into a negatively metaphrastic liaison.’
    • ‘Maria has prepared literal (metaphrastic) versions of many Hungarian poets over the years.’
    • ‘To offer a definitive solution at this point would be unwise as long as the metaphrastic Life of Symeon has not been critically edited.’
    • ‘But for assessing the cult of saints in Byzantium the tenth-century ‘Metaphrastic’ (rewritten) collection of saints' lives dominate the manuscript record.’
    • ‘Very meager information about his life is preserved in a metaphrastic work: ‘The Martyrdom of Basil of Ancyra’.’

Pronunciation

metaphrastic

/mɛtəˈfrastɪk/