Definition of by-form in English:

by-form

Syllabification: by-form

noun

  • A secondary form of a word: historically, “inquire” is a by-form of “enquire.”
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    • She adds that ‘Hanani ‘is a by-form of ‘Hananiah ‘in other Biblical and extra-biblical texts.’
    • Harrow is a by-form of harry, a military term meaning to ‘make predatory raids or incursions’.
    • Under this hypothesis tammōr is simply a by-form of tadmōr.

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