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aorist

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noun ao·rist \ˈā-ə-rəst\

Definition of aorist

  1. :  an inflectional form of a verb typically denoting simple occurrence of an action without reference to its completeness, duration, or repetition

aorist or ao·ris·tic play \ˌā-ə-ˈris-tik\ adjective
ao·ris·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of aorist

Late Latin & Greek; Late Latin aoristos, from Greek, from aoristos undefined, from a + horistos definable, from horizein to define — more at horizon


First Known Use: 1566


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