A secondary form of a word: historically, ‘inquire’ is a by-form of ‘enquire’
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of by-form in:
- The US English dictionary