From Middle English interpreten, from Old French enterpreter, (French interpréter), from Latin interpretor ("to explain, expound, interpret"), past participle interpretatus, from interpres, from inter + -pres, probably the root of pretium; -pres is probably connected with Ancient Greek φράζειν ("to point out, show, explain, declare, speak"), from which φραδή, φράσις; see phrase.
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