Definition of by-form in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪfɔːm


  • 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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