aorist

noun
ao·​rist | \ˈā-ə-rəst \

Definition of aorist 

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

Other Words from aorist

aorist or aoristic \ˌā-​ə-​ˈris-​tik \ adjective
aoristically \-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

First Known Use of aorist

1566, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aorist

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

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aorta

aortic arch

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