One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A secondary form of a word.‘historically, “inquire” is a by-form of “enquire.”’
- ‘Under this hypothesis tammōr is simply a by-form of tadmōr.’
- ‘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’.’
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