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Webster 1913 Edition


Aorist

A′o-rist

(ā′ō̍-rĭst)
,
Noun.
[Gr.
ἀόριστοσ
indefinite;
priv. +
ὁρίζειν
to define, [GREEK] boundary, limit.]
(Gram.)
A tense in the Greek language, which expresses an action as completed in past time, but leaves it, in other respects, wholly indeterminate.

Webster 1828 Edition


Aorist

A'ORIST

,
Noun.
[Gr. indefinite, of a priv. and limit.]
The name of certain tenses in the grammar of the Greek language, which express time indeterminate, that is, either past, present or future.

Definition 2021


Aorist

Aorist

See also: aorist

German

Noun

Aorist m (genitive Aorists, plural Aoriste)

  1. aorist

Declension

aorist

aorist

See also: Aorist

English

Noun

aorist (plural aorists)

  1. (grammar, uncountable) A grammatical category of verbs that is often a perfective past: that is, it expresses perfective aspect (also known as aorist aspect) and past tense. The nearest equivalent in English is the simple past.
  2. (grammar, countable) This grammatical category in a particular language, for instance, Albanian and Ancient and Modern Greek.
  3. (grammar, countable) A particular verb in the aorist.

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Adjective

aorist (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Of or pertaining to a verb in the aorist aspect.
    the aorist stem of a verb

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Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /âorist/
  • Hyphenation: a‧o‧rist

Noun

ȁorist m (Cyrillic spelling а̏орист)

  1. (grammar, uncontable) aorist aspect
  2. (countable) a word in aorist aspect

Declension