by-form

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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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of Biblical Aramaic, each of which he identifies as one of a "wide variety of by-forms related to [Ugaritic] hl.
It should be noted here that although Biblical Aramaic 'aruw is often cited as a by-form of 'aluw (e.
Buccellati's suggestion that the monuments in the temples were inscribed and decorated by-forms of similarly shaped stone objects placed in fields as boundary markers.
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.
Moreover, by-forms of such foods are almost impossible for us to recognize in the written sources.
Nor are unusual forms that are by-forms of more common words, e.
Randall Garr calls my attention to (5a) and (5c), and suggests that variants like these derive from by-forms which had lost the staminal Auslaut *-ay (cf.