2. Noun. (plural of periphrasis) use of syntactic rather than morphological constructions. ¹
3. Verb. (third-person singular of periphrase) ¹
4. Verb. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Periphrases
1. periphrasis [n] - See also: periphrasis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Periphrases
Literary usage of Periphrases
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Grammar of the New Testament Greek by Alexander Buttmann (1891)
"See more respecting these and similar periphrases under prepositions § 146, 1 p. ... as in Greek authors, periphrases by means of such prepositions as ката, ..."
2. A Short Comparative Grammar of English and German, as Traced Back to Their by Victor Henry (1894)
"VERBAL periphrases. (229) Conjugation being reduced, as seen above, to the utmost simplicity,—a single past tense and no future,—had become unable to ..."
3. Case Usage in Livy by Robert Benson Steele (1910)
"periphrases. Of more interest from a rhetorical standpoint is the use, instead of nominal and adjectival compounds, of do, ..."
4. An English Grammar: Methodical, Analytical, and Historical. With a Treatise by Eduard Adolf Ferdinand Maetzner (1874)
"Other periphrases, or substituted forms, will have to be mentioned with a few genuine prepositions, others finally at the conclusion. ..."
5. A Latin Grammar by Thomas Chase (1882)
"periphrases of the imperative are made by fac, fac nt, oura ut, velim, with the subjunctive, and in poetry by memento with the subjunctive or the infinitive ..."