by-form

by-form

 (bī′fôrm′)
n.
A variant form of a word or morpheme, often one whose formation or development is obscure or unexpected.

by-form

n
a subsidiary or variant form
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It should be noted here that although Biblical Aramaic 'aruw is often cited as a by-form of 'aluw (e.
of Biblical Aramaic, each of which he identifies as one of a "wide variety of by-forms related to [Ugaritic] hl.
11) See the Oxford English Dictionary (oed): 'A familiar by-form of the name John; hence, a generic proper name for any representative of the common people' (I.
One would lead us to suggest that it is an archaic spelling by-form of OE heden, for other spelling archaisms are recorded in this batch.
Even though the first condition for the acceptability of interpreting <haeden> as a by-form of OE heden has been met, this suggestion turns out to be quite problematic when we examine the second condition.
Editors and lexicographers hold braed to be a by-form of braede and translate it as 'flesh', but, as has recently been shown by M.
Tirimtu, the name of a type of beverage container, should probably be regarded as a by-form of tilimtu, a Sumerian loanword referring to a type of jar.
gave rise to the interpretation 'Badger-noses', from which a by-form 'Molenoses' might then have arise n.
16) Modern scholars have followed Epiphanius in interpreting [LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] as 'Peg-noses', but the existence of various by-forms without an initial dental stop (e.