from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A collateral or minor form.
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Analogous to alliteration and perhaps to be classed as a by-form of it is the subtle use of the same sound in unstressed parts of neighboring words, as in --
So for the present he was "gazing at her by himself" mishta'eh, Hithpael participle, durative, from the verb sha'ah a "by-form" of sha'ah.
There is no more probability in the contention of Ewald, Dillmann, and others that the verbal stem, alah means "to be mighty": and is to regarded as a by-form of the stem alah; that, therefore, Eloah grows out of alah as El springs from alah.
_Sib-ba-ri_ is, of course, not "mountain goats," as Langdon renders, but a by-form to _sibbiru_,
The names themselves are not known before this, although Balthasar appears as a by-form of Belshazzar (Dan.