Definition of metaphrasis in US English:

metaphrasis

noun

rare
  • A paraphrase or metaphrase.

Origin

Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin metaphrasis paraphrasing, paraphrase from Hellenistic Greek μετάϕρασις paraphrasing, paraphrase from ancient Greek μετα- + ϕράσις, after Hellenistic Greek μεταϕράζειν to translate, paraphrase.

Pronunciation

metaphrasis

/mɛˈtafrəsɪs/