Definitions for aoristˈeɪ ə rɪst
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a•o•ristˈeɪ ə rɪst(n.)
a verb tense, as in Classical Greek, expressing action, esp. in the past, without further implication as to completion, duration, or repetition.
(adj.)of or in this tense.
Origin of aorist:
1575–85; < Gk aóristos unlimited
a verb tense in some languages (classical Greek and Sanskrit) expressing action (especially past action) without indicating its completion or continuation
A verb in the aorist past, that is, in the past tense and the aorist aspect (the event described by the verb viewed as a completed whole). Also called the perfective past. The nearest equivalent in English is the simple past. The term aorist is used particularly often for verbs in Ancient and Modern Greek.
Of or pertaining to a verb in the aorist aspect.
the aorist stem of a verb
a tense in the Greek language, which expresses an action as completed in past time, but leaves it, in other respects, wholly indeterminate