Medieval Latin paraphrasticusfrom Greek paraphrastikosfromparaphrazeinto paraphraseparaphrase
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Paraphrastic Sentence Examples
In a large number of cases this Targum gives merely a variant rendering of single words: where longer passages are given it presents a very paraphrastic translation, and bears all the marks of a late Haggadic composition.
The Syriac (Peshitta) version is paraphrastic, but on the whole it follows the Hebrew text.
The Syriac text, made without doubt from the Hebrew, though often paraphrastic is often suggestive.
The best are in English; where we have the extremely paraphrastic, but for its time admirable translation of George Sale (repeatedly printed), that of Rodwell (1861), which seeks to give the pieces in chronological order, and that of Palmer (1880), who wisely follows the traditional arrangements.
There are, however, Targumim on the Psalms and Job, composed in the 5th century, on Proverbs, resembling the Peshitta version, on the five Meghilloth, paraphrastic and agadic (see below) in character, and on Chronicles - all Palestinian.