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aorist


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aorist  \A"o*rist\  ([=a]"[-o]*r[i^]st),  n.  [Gr.  'ao`ristos 
  indefinite;  'a  priv.  +  "ori`zein  to  define,  ?  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aorist 
  n  :  a  verb  tense  in  some  languages  (classical  Greek;  Sanskrit) 
  expressing  action  (especially  past)  without  indicating 
  its  completion  or  continuation 




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