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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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Look!' of Biblical Aramaic, each of which he identifies as one of a "wide variety of by-forms related to [Ugaritic] hl." (54) Though the problems facing a connection between Hebrew halo' and Ugaritic hl have already been noted above, the feasibility of an etymological relationship with Aramaic hlwl 'aluw remains on the table for discussion here.
(57.) It should be noted here that although Biblical Aramaic 'aruw is often cited as a by-form of 'aluw (e.g., HALOT, 1824, following Bauer and Leander.
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.g., Ascodrobi and Ascodrugitae; see n.
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.g., hai(n)k- for henk-.
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.