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a·o·rist

 (ā′ər-ĭst)
n.
1. A form of a verb in some languages, such as Classical Greek, that expresses action without indicating its completion or continuation.
2. A form of a verb in some languages, such as Classical Greek or Sanskrit, that in the indicative mood expresses past action.

[From Greek aoristos, indefinite, aorist tense : a-, not; see a-1 + horistos, definable (from horizein, to define; see horizon).]

aorist

(ˈeɪərɪst; ˈɛərɪst)
n
(Grammar) grammar a tense of the verb in classical Greek and in certain other inflected languages, indicating past action without reference to whether the action involved was momentary or continuous. Compare perfect8, imperfect4
[C16: from Greek aoristos not limited, from a-1 + horistos restricted, from horizein to define]
ˌaoˈristic adj
ˌaoˈristically adv

a•o•rist

(ˈeɪ ə rɪst)

n.
1. a verb tense, as in Classical Greek, expressing action, esp. in the past, without further implication as to completion, duration, or repetition.
adj.
2. of or in this tense.
[1575–85; < Greek aóristos unlimited]
a`o•ris′tic, adj.
a`o•ris′ti•cal•ly, adv.

aorist

A simple past tense, especially in ancient Greek, that does not imply continuance or momentariness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aorist - a verb tense in some languages (classical Greek and Sanskrit) expressing action (especially past action) without indicating its completion or continuation
tense - a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
Translations
Aorist
aoristni

aorist

[ˈɛərɪst] Naoristo m

aorist

nAorist m
References in classic literature ?
Besides, the aorist [Greek] in its present surrounding is perplexing.
Aorists and Perfects: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives
I mostly remember the joy and pain of learning Greek: inching through the grammar book, memorizing lists of vocabulary-to-be-learnt, looking up verb forms and packing aorists and optatives (verb tense and mood I'd never known existed) into my obedient brain.
Indeed, this situation is due, on the one hand, to the actual formal structure of the forms ehi- and kohl-, which must have constituted the starting point for the creation of the new formation, and, on the other hand, to the appearance of a morphological connection between 'Vsi aorists and -hi- future.
But here, aorists sell clouds of sunaowers (not just daffodils) and only things missing are windmills.
Greek Religion (1921), Aspects', Aorists and the Classical Tripos
3) Yopi Prins comments on Harrison's 'eroticized relation to the Greek language': 'In a 1919 pamphlet entitled Aspects, Aorists, and the Classical Tripos, Harrison further narrates, in the first person, how "it has happened to me to fall in love with a language"' ('Greek Maenads, Victorian Spinsters', in Victorian Sexual Dissidence, ed.
Perfects from stative VPs are ambiguous just as their aorists are.
Yazmis" stelle ein eigenes Tempus dar, wahrend "pisal" die Erzahlentsprechung des Aorists sei; "yaziyor imisim" sei eine aus dem erweiterten Infinitivstamm und "imisim" zusammengesetzte Form, wahrend es sich bei "pisel" um ein neuentstandenes 1-Partizip des imperfektiven Verbstammes handele.
22 above), 80, have mistranslated the aorists in the passage as presents.
Hogarth Press had published Harrison's Reminiscences of a Student's Life (1925), and Woolf owned Harrison's Epilegomena (1921), Aspects, Aorists and the Classical Tripos (1919), and Ancient Art and Ritual (1918)-which was inscribed as a Christmas gift from Harrison in 1923 (Marcus 148).
But statives show the resultant state more than a past action, and the opposite is true of transitive active forms, so that it is hard to see a distinction between them and aorists.