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

aorist

or aoristic play \ˌā-ə-ˈris-tik\ adjective

aoristically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of 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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