aorist meaning

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  • Noun: aorist  eyurist
    1. A verb tense in some languages (classical Greek and Sanskrit) expressing action (especially past action) without indicating its completion or continuation

    Derived forms: aorists

    See also: aoristic

    Type of: tense

    Encyclopedia: Aorist


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  1. In the Arabic, aorist aspect is the logical consequence of past tense.
  2. Other Indo-European languages lost the aorist entirely.
  3. There are aorist infinitives and imperatives that do not imply temporality at all.
  4. An example of differences between the two classes is the aorist-marker.
  5. In the aorist series, intransitive verbs behave differently.

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