bymatter etymology

English word bymatter comes from English matter, English by-

Detailed word origin of bymatter

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
matter English (eng) (dated) Pus.. (obsolete) Inducing cause or reason, especially of anything disagreeable or distressing.. (obsolete) The essence; the pith; the embodiment.. (philosophy) Aristotelian: undeveloped potentiality subject to change and development; formlessness. Matter receives form, and becomes substance.. (physics) Matter made up of normal particles, not antiparticles. (Non-antimatter matter).. [...]
by- English (eng) Prefix denoting nearness or roundaboutness. Prefix meaning secondary, incidental, or parallel to (usually non-productive) town or city.
bymatter English (eng) Something beside the main business; a side incident; a trivial, unimportant matter.

Words with the same origin as bymatter

Descendants of by-
bybidder bycatch bydweller byelection byfall byfellow byform byground byhanger byland byline bypass bypath byplay byproduct byrunning bysitter byspeech bystander bystreet bytalk bytown bywalk bywork