Definition of Periphrases

1. Noun. (plural of periphrase) circumlocutions. ¹



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

peripheral vascular disease
peripheral vascular diseases
peripheral vision
peripheralis
peripherally
peripherally inserted central catheter
peripherals
peripheries
peripherin
peripherocentral
periphery
periphlebitic
periphlebitis
periphrase
periphrased
periphrases (current term)
periphrasic
periphrasing
periphrasis
periphrastic
periphrastic conjugation
periphrastic conjugations
periphrastical
periphrastically
periphytic
periphyton
periphytons
periplan eyepiece
periplanar
periplaneta

Literary usage of Periphrases

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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 ..."

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